12 drug traffickers arrested in Arizona

July 31, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Arizona Chandler drug trafficking : iCognative


Twelve people were arrested in connection to a drug trafficking network by Chandler law enforcement in the Phoenix area. According to Chandler police, arrested individuals-who varied in age from 26 to 57- were allegedly involved in distributing and selling prohibited drugs, a 13- month investigation found.

“The drugs were being transported from their point of origin near the Mexican border before being packaged and, finally, distributed for sales,” police said in a news release.

Detectives seized several pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and many more. Detectives also seized seven firearms during the investigation.

The suspects have been charged with various felonies which includes illegal control of an enterprise, conspiracy to commit possession of narcotic drugs, money laundering, and dangerous drugs for sale.

Chandler police partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration during the investigation.


Drug trafficking is cancer that blends with corruption and together they threaten the country’s development. The effects of drugs on humanity are dreadful. Drug abuse results in crime, depleted resources, injuries, worsened livelihoods and the deprivation of childcare and healthcare to innocent citizens. According to the Arizona Crime Clock, one major crime- trafficking, murder, rape, occurs in every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.

Drug organizations have created immense opportunities to expand their business through modern developments in technology and communications equipment. Dismantling cartel organizations demand an accurate identification of drug cartel member, drug routes, distribution channel, money laundering and re-injection into criminal and terrorist activities. When reliable and authentic intelligence is a pivotal part of closing the investigation, existing methods such as surveillance and informant tips prove time-consuming and costly. So which forensic technology can produce the most accurate intelligence sufficient to determine and dismantle trafficking networks?

Why iCognative?

iCognative Technology by Brainwave Science is the only existing technology that can identify information within the brain of any suspect or individual of interest in the areas of drug trafficking. iCognative is designed to offer a powerful specific screening solution for the detection of concealed information from a perpetrator’s brain. With the aid of this modern technology, intelligence agencies can gain valuable information as known associates, other details of the drug crime.

iCognative can help law enforcement agencies discover more about the remaining drug networks in Arizona, location and date of drug shipments, key leaders and their connections with terrorist organizations.

Approximately 45-minute iCognative test conducted by detectives on arrested drug traffickers would produce valuable and precise intelligence/leads for the investigating agencies. To conduct a test on a suspect, a test case needs to be built with both known and classified information about drug trafficking (only known to the perpetrator and investigating agencies), is input into the iCognative system. For example, in our case, information such as the date and the time of drug shipments; route approached; the method of collecting drugs; location of drug stock, names and photos of members in the network, information on drugs manufacturing and selling, etc. This information, used as stimuli in the form of words, phrases or pictures, depending on its availability, will be flashed to the suspect on a monitor. iCognative system collects brain responses to each stimulus and without human intervention, at the end of the test, the system accurately determines whether the suspect’s brain has confidential information related to the crime or not.

iCognative can be explicitly used for such complex drug investigations. Technology can reveal hidden links and connections, which no alternative forensic technology can provide, therefore it becomes a prominent weapon in the war against drug trafficking and saves money, time and efforts of officials.



Image Source: ABC15 Arizona