Identifying the Members of an International Drug Smuggling Network

By Clearview AI SUCCESS STORIES

Identifying the Members of an International Drug Smuggling Network

One day law enforcement stopped a drug smuggler crossing into El Paso, and the recruit showed the officer the Facebook page that recruited her. This page had the recruiter’s nickname along with a profile photo of him. A criminal analyst ran the Facebook page picture through Clearview AI, and received results instantly. One result led the investigator to a photo of the suspect with his real name at a local country club, situated less than 2 miles from the Mexico/U.S. Border.


Now that the criminal analyst had identified his target, he used other investigative methods to determine his sub-recruiters, prior perpetrators, and prior drug seizures tied to the recruiter.


With enough time, other investigative methods might have eventually linked the recruiter’s nickname with his real name. In this case, however, Clearview AI instantaneously provided the necessary lead to develop the investigation, saving countless hours of investigative work, solving a year-long case, and discovering the members of an international drug smuggling network.