January 11, 2007, - 11:39 am
The government said the mysterious coins were found planted on U.S. contractors with classified security clearances on at least three separate occasions between October 2005 and January 2006 as the contractors traveled through Canada.
The coins can be used to track movements and possibly as listening devices with very limited range.
No-one knows who is “issuing” the coins and placing them on Americans, but China, Russia, and France are among the suspects. Most of the details of the coins remain classified.
So, apparently, it’s time to do something those of us in Detroit (wary of the, until recently, bad exchange rates) have done life-long: Beware of Canadian coins.
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