100 Deadly Skills – Skill #38 – Detect Tampering Of Personal Effects

Scrutiny of Westerners in developing economies is an increasingly common phenomenon. Whether seeking trade or government secrets or attempting to determine a visitor’s ulterior motives for travel, in many countries hotel security and government officials work in tandem to surreptitiously police foreigners staying in their properties. 

To find out if their belongings have been tampered with and determine their surveillance status, operatives use dicreet alignment techniques to monitor the placement of electronics and valuables. 

The key word is discreet. Giving host-nation security services reason to believe that an operative is onto them could result in their upping the ante and moving to detain him – or worse.” – Clint Emerson (100 Deadly Skills)

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