DEADLINE LIVE EXCLUSIVE: Norway Terrorist Purchased ‘CIA Caltrop’ Tire Spikes From Mexico
Anders Behring Breivik, the terrorist responsible for last week’s Oslo attacks purchased what’s known as ‘CIA Caltrop’ tire spikes from a Mexican security firm.
In his manifesto, Breivik provides the name and address of the firm, which is Prosperity Technologies, located in the Guadalajara suburb of Zapopan, Mexico.
The tire spikes, known as caltrops, were originally designed by the CIA to puncture vehicle tires. These spikes are very popular with private security companies and drug cartels in Mexico. The cartels use them against police and military when their vehicles are being chased.
The Mexican security firm Prosperity Technologies also sells bullet-proof vehicles. While this company does not have a website, it uses multiple e-commerce sites in several different languages, including German, Italian and Arabic to sell its products.
The U.S.-based Spanish-speaking Univision news network and many different Mexican newspapers have tried to contact the alleged owner of the company, Sergio Anaya, but the supposed company address leads to an apartment complex. The reporters asked some of the residents if they knew about this security firm, but no one did.
Breivik mentions in his manifesto that he purchased 60 of these spikes and had them delivered via FedEx or UPS because ‘it’s easier for the items to get through customs inspections.’
His manifesto also includes a copy of his résumé, mentioning that he has traveled to Mexico. However, the newspaper El Sol de Mexico contacted the Mexican immigration department and there is no record of Breivik ever entering that country.
Below is an excerpt from Breivik’s manifesto, mentioning the purchase of ‘CIA Caltrop’ tire spikes:
Caltrops – immediate vehicle-disabling road block
A caltrop (also known as caltrap, galtrop, cheval trap, galthrap, galtrap, calthrop, crow’s foot) is an anti-vehicle weapon made up of two or more sharp nails or spines arranged in such a manner that one of them always points upward from a stable base.
These ancient weapons may be thought of as the landmines of antiquity, useful to shape the battlefield and force the enemy into certain paths and approaches, or to provide a passive defense as part of a defensive works system. Caltrops served to slow down the advance of horses, war elephants, and human troops. They were said to be particularly effective against the soft feet of camels. In more modern times, caltrops are used against wheeled vehicles with or without pneumatic tires.
The best caltrops available against vehicles are hollow spikes which puncture self-sealing rubber tires. The hole in the center allows air to escape even if the other end of the tube is sealed by soft ground.
These caltrops can be ordered from the following supplier:
Sergio Anaya, Guadalajara Mexico
Prosperity Technologies, Inc.
Street Address: Privada San Carlos 1044
Mobile Phone: 3314875439
Prices vary from 3-5 USD per caltrop depending on the amount you order. Keep in mind that you will use approximately 10-20 caltrops to effectively create a vehicle-disabling roadblock. Caltrops are very useful for certain missions where it is necessary to either escape (use on free-way to prevent pursuit), to block of roads or to cause havoc in situations where you want to prevent system protectors from pursuing you.
Usually, shipments by courier (fedex, UPS etc.) will have a higher chance of not being seized. The sellers are familiar with import restrictions and will usually mark the shipment with “metal handicrafts” or other vague descriptions. I ordered 60 caltrops.