The boxes were sold to federal and state governments by Segtec (Seguridad e Inteligencia con Tecnología de Vanguardia) owned by businessman Hugo Fernandez, according to information released by the Mexican Institute for Access to Information. Gary Bolton, the British conman who managed to sell the boxes, made for around $3.00 each, for up to $23,000 each, was sentenced to seven years in prison.
The British courts will reportedly determine property to expropriate to pay back those who fell for the hoax.
How is it possible that the Mexican security forces didn't even check the equipment before shelling out millions in public funds? Why weren't all the "GT200s" as the useless box is named, recalled immediately when word of the hoax came out?
Is it because the whole war on drugs is a hoax?