Argentina Uses Drones to Catch Wealthy Tax Evaders

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The Buenos Aires province’s tax agency said that Argentinian authorities have been using unmanned aerial vehicles to search for, take pictures and film belongings that had not been detailed on returns. Officials said Wednesday that drones have been used to identify some 200 mansions and about 100 swimming pools that haven’t been declared by their owners.
While Google and Amazon are testing their drone delivery projects and DHL just started one becoming the first at it, the UAVs are pretty handful for governmental uses as well. And we’re not talking about the military obviously, even though it all started from there. After all, why shouldn’t these machines work in the interest of people, right? Well, at least some people, definitely not the ones who were caught avoiding paying taxes, that is.

According to AP, the tax agency says the unmanned aircraft flew over an exclusive neighborhood near the city of Buenos Aires and took images of luxury houses standing on lots registered as being empty. Turns out, they’re weren’t that empty. In fact, drones found mansions and swimming pools worth around $2 million (€1.5m) in tax evasion. Owners of the properties have been told to get their papers in order and get ready to pay hefty fines.

Considering the cost of each drone is about $10,000  (€7,700) authorities probably find it’s pretty much worth the investment. In fact, reports claim the technology is often used by Argentine security forces, as well. Well, there you go. If one day you’ll find a UAV taking pictures of your tanned sexy lady sitting next to the swimming pool, at least now you know why.
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