How a Cartel Built Their Own Cell Phone Network

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  • JBTYpr
    JBTYpr45 minuta më parë

    Halcones means Falcons or hawks

  • rejvaik
    rejvaik51 minutë më parë

    5:18 I think I found the ALthe Channel half as interesting dislikes

  • SpearHunked
    SpearHunked2 orë më parë

    You should really cool it with the jokes.

  • Joash Kaliyan
    Joash Kaliyan3 orë më parë

    You may just get the legal eagle killed 🦅

  • kinglongmoney lugotti
    kinglongmoney lugotti21 orë më parë

    the weird jokes definitely makes this half as interesting

  • Pablo Pratt
    Pablo Pratt22 orë më parë

    Im from McAllen, Texas. It is so fucking corrupt.

  • Dante Perez
    Dante PerezDitë më parë

    Lol love the last part.

  • Anthony Tabbal
    Anthony TabbalDitë më parë

    Big pharma drugs kill 80% of all people who die from drugs...who's the biggest cartel?

  • saint Santiesteban
    saint SantiestebanDitë më parë

    If they have all the resources then why the hell they didnt put up a legit mobile phone network or buy out an existing co.? Why kidnap a dozen engineer when they couldve just pay one crooked accountant to draft a dummy company?

  • fablopez
    fablopezDitë më parë

    Legal Eagle is awesome.. tf you mean

  • Peter Saa
    Peter Saa2 ditë më parë

    This dudes jokes are cringy asf

  • Nieczerwony
    Nieczerwony2 ditë më parë

    Well and here we are Jan 2021 and looks like this private built comm networks will go viral after what big tech did. We.also found out that FB, Google and other big tech are the biggest cartel in the world.

  • Andrew Miller
    Andrew Miller2 ditë më parë

    Video would be so much better without the dumb jokes. I’d subscribe if it weren’t for the jokes

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    Donald J.Trump2 ditë më parë

    Puro pinche 956 alv cuh!

  • y. t
    y. t2 ditë më parë

    Dislike I’m not a nerd

  • Dominic Murray
    Dominic Murray2 ditë më parë

    The Black Greek Organizations will be looking to shut you down. Control your conduct on Zeta Phi Beta. You know nothing.

  • Dontré L. Conerly
    Dontré L. Conerly2 ditë më parë

    What you’re NOT going to do is take a swipe at the Zetas, one of the first Black sororities in the US and part of the Divine Nine. Nope. THAT wasn’t cute or funny. 🖕🏾🖕🏾

  • Purple Jesus
    Purple Jesus2 ditë më parë

    This channel tries waaaaaaay too hard with the quirky puns and humour every ten seconds.

  • bert
    bert3 ditë më parë

    or you can easily find the legal contract that you consent to being governed???

  • Hoa Pham
    Hoa Pham3 ditë më parë

    This was informative and funny

  • Чаславов Казан
    Чаславов Казан3 ditë më parë

    As a someone who speaks Serbian I can confirm that in deed Halcones means halcones

  • gekyume rising
    gekyume rising3 ditë më parë

    I love when sponsored content is back to back with an ad and the end of a video.

  • p a
    p a3 ditë më parë

    You clowns realize that ham radio connects the entire USA, and every country over pure digital communications without the help of any commercial or govt industries? It's not hard to attach antennas to existing towers, and setup long range WiFi links using digital radio infrastructure like DMR. The Mexican cartels use the exact same methods ham radio operators do, and have been for decades. One UHF antenna on a 6,900' high mountain can provide coverage for 2 or 3 major cities if positioned correctly. Add a link to the internet, and now that region is connected to anywhere and everywhere. Get a grip. No one is performing 31337 hacks into commercial communications infrastructure and running a side gig on their equipment. Stupidest video ever. Click bait to the max. This is exactly why people have such warped views of reality these days. Click bait

  • Rick T
    Rick T3 ditë më parë

    legal eagle's ch is a joke way to biased to be taken seriously

  • Seymour Maupin
    Seymour Maupin3 ditë më parë

    I heard escabars son started bitcoin. Any truth to that?

  • LG K7

    LG K7

    3 ditë më parë

    Bitcoin? ... Uhh it was a Japanese programmer.

  • Sickeyes
    Sickeyes3 ditë më parë

    A translation from Serbian ? Why is that 👀🧐?

  • Prince Joel Kenya
    Prince Joel Kenya4 ditë më parë

    you hate infographics show?....i know it

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    Bodale Laurentiu-Marius4 ditë më parë

    Are you sure that our romanian mobsters don't use radioamateurs.stations and those for our highly-praised border rangers?Or maybe you have other problems.

  • DEV LeSnake
    DEV LeSnake4 ditë më parë

    Its so nice to see not every knowlege channel lost their humor ! The commentary makes it very entertaining, while still very informative!

  • Coach Technique
    Coach Technique4 ditë më parë

    They should have sold the business

  • Roberto Garcia
    Roberto Garcia4 ditë më parë

    Halcones means falcons in Spanish

  • _ Triggered _
    _ Triggered _4 ditë më parë

    Devin, you look like they type of guy who deserves everyone whom is not subscribed, to subscribe now!!!!

  • ismael chavez
    ismael chavez4 ditë më parë


  • doo
    doo4 ditë më parë

    why not just use signal?

  • helpful tips
    helpful tips5 ditë më parë


  • Aljosa Colombo
    Aljosa Colombo5 ditë më parë

    smart ass comments inbetween the actual info is very ennoying

  • hummus shotgun
    hummus shotgun5 ditë më parë

    Cartel engineer, sounds like a dream job XD

  • Aaron Taylor
    Aaron Taylor5 ditë më parë

    There is a lot of history that goes into historically black fraternities and sororities. Why show so much disrespect....

  • Trumpet
    Trumpet5 ditë më parë


  • Vranes17
    Vranes175 ditë më parë

    Bro come on...why are you producing a video about MEXICAN drug cartels yet you think halcones is a Serbian word? Smh unbelievable

  • Ural Oksuz
    Ural Oksuz6 ditë më parë

    Your momma is a nerd

  • Eric Garcia
    Eric Garcia6 ditë më parë

    Halcones is means falcons in Spanish so one would be a halcon which now obviously means falcon

  • Gabbo The Fox
    Gabbo The Fox6 ditë më parë

    These cartels are on a next level.

  • Bill
    Bill6 ditë më parë

    Thumbs up for the jab at Legal Eagle.

  • Jonrlax J.
    Jonrlax J.6 ditë më parë

    Man those hackers being caught just broke me

  • Gio Yes
    Gio Yes6 ditë më parë

    Halcón “hawk”

  • Alan Rochin
    Alan Rochin7 ditë më parë

    Halconeseans hawk another name for spotter

    AZTLAN NATIVE7 ditë më parë

    Halcones is falcons in Spanish 🤣😂🤣

  • Logan Kotter
    Logan Kotter7 ditë më parë

    The legal eagle sponsorship was awful! Not a big fan of that guy. Yuck, lawyers.

  • Logan Kotter
    Logan Kotter7 ditë më parë

    Decent Motorola ad I guess. I don’t know or care about them, but you only took a second to say it’s name, so that’s good.

  • Neutron Productions
    Neutron Productions7 ditë më parë


  • Damien Cross
    Damien Cross7 ditë më parë

    Never heard of engineers getting kidnapped though 🤫🤔

  • P Runski - Uprooted
    P Runski - Uprooted7 ditë më parë

    We need to create our owm infrastructure to avoid big tech oppression.

  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan7 ditë më parë

    Life lesson people Don't let the cell phone companies track your location Sell your data and listen to your private conversations and emails 🤟

  • Jas M.
    Jas M.7 ditë më parë

    Sick burn at the beginning of the video! Lmao Whoah why throwing Legal Eagle under the bus?

    WHITE KENDRICK7 ditë më parë

    That was actually funny

  • Munthasir Islam
    Munthasir Islam7 ditë më parë

    Basically Hawee

  • James
    James8 ditë më parë

    Sarcastic jokes only work when they are used infrequently. You literally developed your entire style of presentation around saying safew sensible things and then one illogical or sarcastic thing that was supposed to be a joke No one laughs, it's just annoying

  • Enrique Svengali
    Enrique Svengali8 ditë më parë

    Not impressed

  • John O'Brien
    John O'Brien8 ditë më parë

    All phone companies operate as cartels.

  • A Jonsson
    A Jonsson8 ditë më parë

    Any real fotage or coverage of these antennas, not just random images and random dude talking?

  • Daniel Herrera
    Daniel Herrera8 ditë më parë

    Bruh halcón means Falcon

  • Richard Ayala
    Richard Ayala8 ditë më parë

    Halcones is not a Serbian word 🤣🤣🤣 that’s Spanish for Falcons my friend

  • ItzSpacr
    ItzSpacr8 ditë më parë

    Don't support a fossil fuel industry? The industry that employs how many? Good one. Quit going after peoples jobs because the government has scared you.

  • Chris Salgado
    Chris Salgado9 ditë më parë

    Your sarcasm is annoying

  • Hector Zero
    Hector Zero9 ditë më parë

    The narrator comes off as a sad unfunny pseudointellectual panderer but otherwise interesting video. Stick to the facts next time. And they use solar panels because they don't have access to a consistent oil infrastructure. They really don't care about the environment. Most 3rd world countries dont. You'd know if u got out of your privileged bubble.

  • ↁคภเєl ↁเคz
    ↁคภเєl ↁเคz9 ditë më parë

    Watching from Veracruz, Mexico lol

  • Ricardo Bravo
    Ricardo Bravo9 ditë më parë

    Hahaha halcones means hawks in Spanish

  • Lucas Renz
    Lucas Renz9 ditë më parë

    Lol wow I'm pretty sure its Falcones for Falcon bird, not Halcones jesus...

  • Sev Nava
    Sev Nava9 ditë më parë

    Halcones is an informal name for hawks, like a slang word

  • Ellie Olivos
    Ellie Olivos9 ditë më parë

    All the little "jokes" 🙄😒

  • Brayan Gamero
    Brayan Gamero10 ditë më parë

    Halcones=Hawk's !

  • Stephen Rothwell
    Stephen Rothwell10 ditë më parë

    Just 30 seconds without a shitty joke... Please... Dear God

  • Why We Love Film
    Why We Love Film10 ditë më parë

    Dude. You totally said *”PewDiePie.”* No question...

  • Julio Gimenez
    Julio Gimenez10 ditë më parë

    Fun fact: "Green can't be seen by human eye"

  • malenotyalc
    malenotyalc10 ditë më parë

    Some of these cartels are multi billionaires. If you are rich you can do whatever you want.

  • a1960g
    a1960g10 ditë më parë

    Halcon means hawk

  • Ajc 7575
    Ajc 757510 ditë më parë

    Wait, did sam actually use a voice inverter to say legaleagle?

  • Ajc 7575
    Ajc 757510 ditë më parë

    4:08 what’s that referring to?

  • Misael Cruz
    Misael Cruz10 ditë më parë

    Alcones means Hawks, which is their slang word for a look out.

  • Maggie Jetson
    Maggie Jetson10 ditë më parë

    Meanwhile in the US, we still have dial up internet in rural area.

  • TechBaron, Cameras and more!
    TechBaron, Cameras and more!11 ditë më parë

    wow so they set up a securr digitaly coded squelch or dcs network probably on uHf thats badass...screw cdma when u got dca on uhf hahah

  • Travis
    Travis11 ditë më parë

    this sucks I really like this channel but can't watch it most of the time because of the ridiculously long ads, 45 minutes is Not n ad lol n I can't stop workin every single episode to skip the ads n I'm stuck on Comcast for the moment so u can't exactly skip ads easily, theirs a skip button but xfinitys such a joke its hard to even do that I wish a company could get murdered lol they were voted worst company in America n it n time Warner (they own Comcast) hold the top 2 spots worst customer satisfaction they don't give a F theyre a seriously toxic company that if not contended in some form will only keep screwin us charging us a million dollars a month n can't even provide equipment that works or techs that even show up.. they've had to pay to send 4 boxes to my house n sent the wrong box every single time, I'm waiting for the next wrong one to show up. I won't let them "send a tech out with it" because like I said they like to leave u hanging they've done it to me 6 times, 4 in a row once... fn pathetic they try to get me to go to their store but since they're cheap they did away with any store near me the closest one is over 2 hours away n they want me to drive a 4 hour round trip because they can't handle a simple shipment na fuck that they can keep paying all that shipping till they get their shit together.. which won't ever happen... they couldn't care less, they conned everybody into goin with them n now they've got enough cash out of us to not care they really did con us, that's y so many townships n cities r takin them to court holy shit I got a little carried away with typin.... sry.. comcast gets me fired the fuck up

  • James Cooper
    James Cooper11 ditë më parë

    You mean like boost mobile?

  • Twin B58
    Twin B5811 ditë më parë

    First of all Lilly from AT&T is perfect so next time you better give her the respect she deserve

  • rajackson50
    rajackson5011 ditë më parë

    Why they attacked a Historic African American Sorority for a joke? 🤣✊🏿🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Albanit Zeqiri
    Albanit Zeqiri11 ditë më parë

    That fucking word "halcones" doesn't have anything to do with sebia.

  • Tony Coronado
    Tony Coronado12 ditë më parë

    Halcones may mean halcones in Serbian...but in Spanish, "Un Halcón" is a hawk or falcon

  • Aleksandar Stevanovic
    Aleksandar Stevanovic12 ditë më parë

    Serbian here... We don't know what halcones are

  • klaromio
    klaromio12 ditë më parë

    That intro😂😂😂

  • thingamabob
    thingamabob12 ditë më parë

    this guy is painfully unfunny

  • Vladeta S.
    Vladeta S.12 ditë më parë

    As a Serb I can confirm halcones indeed means halcones, but in cyrilic. So халцонес.

  • Vladeta S.

    Vladeta S.

    12 ditë më parë

    Also, as a person, I can confirm I do not see the color of green.

  • Mark C
    Mark C12 ditë më parë

    Need something done. Ask a bad guy. Just don’t ask HOW it was done.

  • Mystninja
    Mystninja12 ditë më parë

    Still better then Vodafone

  • 🙄kyu
    🙄kyu12 ditë më parë

    0:19 classic, saw it coming 😅

  • Fumikage Tokoyami
    Fumikage Tokoyami12 ditë më parë

    What's so bad about bricks? Just wondering

  • oof ooor
    oof ooor12 ditë më parë

    Halcones = lookouts Punteros = lookouts with guns Estacas or sicarios = private soldier working in teams of 5 or 6

  • Zdravko Perkovich
    Zdravko Perkovich12 ditë më parë

    Trump supporters: Go on.

  • Adan Contreras
    Adan Contreras13 ditë më parë

    Halcones means Spotters or Observers

  • eddie v
    eddie v13 ditë më parë

    Halcones translate to “hawks” in english. That’s the name to people who keep an eye open from rivals, police, and everything else that they want to keep an eye on

  • Sandro


    4 ditë më parë

    @eddie v umm, halcones clearly translates to halcones in English... did you not watch the video?! Sheesh.

  • eddie v

    eddie v

    5 ditë më parë

    @Erick Tellez it could also translate to gavilan but they don’t use that word to specify a type of bird lol. It’s just something that they use to name the people who are scouting for them

  • eddie v

    eddie v

    5 ditë më parë

    @Erick Tellez on a interview with people from cartels they explain why they use that term. The term would translate to hawk, you aren’t wrong about being two different species though.

  • Erick Tellez

    Erick Tellez

    5 ditë më parë

    Wrong, halcones are falcons, there is a difference, for example an eagle is an aguila because they are different species.

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