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"So, how did it go officer? I hope there was no blunder this time!"
The chief commander looks rather stern and critical at the small group of men in front of him.
"We´ve spent months to get the investigation so far, and it might be our only chance to take out the southern drug syndicate. Did we get what we need?"
"Well, yes, sir. I think so, sir. When we blasted through the door we caught Jimmy red-handed with several kilos of the stuff neatly prepared for delivery. And we also caught all the heavy hands of the gang. They will go down for good, sir!"
"Jimmy and his gang? What do I care about Jimmy and the gang! We need to get to the bosses behind them. Jimmy is just the little delivery boy. I thought I gave clear instruction to intercept the next big delivery, didn't I?"
"Yes... sir, you did. Just..."
"Just what ?!"
"Just that we were a tiny bit too early. See, a delivery was made to Jimmy via the usual routes, and we were positive that it would contain the instructions on the next delivery. So our plan is to grab those papers, take out Jimmy, and lay an ambush at the delivery appointment. That way, no warning could go out, and we catch all the big fish."
"Hmm, if you say so. So when is the deal taking place and where?"
There is a silent pause of unease before the man answers.
"That is part of the problem, Sir. When we blast into the room, Jimmy was just reading the instructions and the first thing he did was trying to destroy everything. We were faster than him, though, and could fixate him before anything was destroyed. Just... "
"Just that it appears the message was somewhat encoded, and Jimmy refused to cooperate. We have all the pieces, but we are still working on the decoding. And, actually, we all hoped that you could be of help here, Sir."
"Code cracking? Just great, thanks. Well, then give me what you have..."
Crack the cipher and find time and location of the deal
The team took a quick snap shot of the scene where they surprised Jimmy.
And somebody spent the time to create a cleaned up, digitized version of the evidence as well.
There are two valuable hints in the scene photo. The differnce between circling and ticks is not relevant, though.