Title: BASECOAT

Release Date: 2014-05-19

Document Date: 2013-05-02

Description: This slide from a 2013 NSA Special Source Operations presentation shows that SOMALGET is used to investigate narcotics offenses: see the Intercept article: Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014.

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(U) WHAT’S NEW

>US-331OAI /A2/BASECOAT (Bahamas) reactivated mid-
March. Five reports issued by end of March, four sole source.

2/00/501291-13 ______

(S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) Additionally,^^Harranged Mexico-to-
United States marijuana shipments in late March. informedBfl

that it was possible to send up to 90 pounds of marijuana via the United
States Postal Service without being charged with a felony, and that
had conducted this sort of shipment successfully several times already.

expected the marijuana to be inserted in packages after they had
been inspected by United States customs officials in Mexico.
believed that unspecified individuals removed the customs inspection seal,
inserted the narcotics, and reapplied the seal.

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