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In San Vicente they detect a drug collection center that was going to Europe

Manta, MANABI

There were more than 320 brick-type packages that were found inside eight jute sacks inside a house in the San Vicente canton. The National Police considered that this functioned as a collection center for alkaloids destined for European countries.

The operation was called “Carpathians”, in relation to the mountainous system of Eastern Europe, close to countries such as Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and others.

The weight of the drug exceeded 300 kilos, according to police officers. This operation had an investigation that began more than six months ago.

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No one was arrested in the operation. Patricio Almendariz, chief of subzone 13 of the Manabí Police, indicated that this work was coordinated between the Anti-Drug Investigation Unit of the National Police in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Intelligence Unit with European Coordination (UIACE), they managed to prevent this shipment from reaching to the Old Continent.

The police chief pointed out that in Ecuador the drug would cost $7.1 million, but if the alkaloid reached Europe, the price of more than 300 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride would exceed $22.4 million.

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This is the first drug shipment that the Police seized in Manabí this year.

At the end of 2022, about four tons of drugs were seized in a warehouse in Montecristi; The only person who was arrested in that operation was found dead by alleged hanging in the Bahía de Caráquez prison.

“Once again we reaffirm our professional commitment in the fight against organized crime, and those who are engaged in drug trafficking and other related activities,” said Almendariz. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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