Apple AirTag helped to detain the organizer of drug production

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) using the AirTag tracker was able to track down

and arrest the drug manufacturer.

What is known

According to the search warrant, whichshared the Forbes edition, it happened last year. In May, border guards intercepted two parcels from China containing equipment used to manufacture drugs. They had a press and dyes for pills.

The police attached the AirTag to the innerside of the package and thus were able to track the movement of the parcel and find the production organizer. This appears to be the first time AirTag has been used to search for a drug dealer.

Why did the police use AirTag?unknown. A retired detective who spoke to Forbes suggested that the Apple tag provides more reliable communications than other devices, or that there have been previous glitches with police-accessible GPS devices.

In any case, AirTag is not suitable for surveillance,because after numerous complaints about the persecution, Apple took care of the safety of users. So, in the absence of the owner for a short period of time, the tracker beeps. Also, a nearby tag can be detected using the Find My app on the iPhone or the Tracker Detect app for Android.