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# The catalytic converter theft chain
Just had the second attempted theft of our catalytic converter. Here is a bit about context.
## Theft and fencing
I am not sure at what point the contraband enters the legitimate supply chain.
## Physical processing
This is how legitimate units are processed. Criminal salvage oparations could use the same tools, or this could jsut be done by hand.
The first step is decanning:
And then crushing:
And then
## Chemical processing
Here is how to extract the metal at home:
Not sure if a similar process is used industrially.
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