DEA Program to Track License Plates, Designed to Combat Drug Cartels, Has Other Uses

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program to track license plates, designed to combat drug trafficking, is being used for other purposes, The Wall Street Journal reports. The database is also being employed to search for vehicles associated with other crimes, including kidnappings and murders, according to the newspaper.

The license-plate program is being built by the Justice Department to track vehicle movement in real time, the article notes. The program scans and stores hundreds of millions of records about drivers.

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