The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights
By Justin Rohrlich & Dave Gershgorn
Posted December 11, 2018
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, federal contracting documents reveal.
According to government procurement data, the DEA has paid a Houston, Texas company called Cowboy Streetlight Concealments LLC roughly $22,000 since June 2018 for “video recording and reproducing equipment.” ICE paid out about $28,000 to Cowboy Streetlight Concealments over the same period of time. It basically has the ability to turn every streetlight into a surveillance device, which is very Orwellian to say the least. More…