In 65 quintals of potatoes, 650 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride were hidden, which were immobilized in the Julio Andrade sector, 20 km from Tulcán, in Carchi.
With the support of the GEMA group, it was possible to carry out the action that removed 6,500,000 doses of the drug from the market, according to Alexis Ubidia, commander of the Carchi Police Sub Zone.
Police seized 572 packages with cocaine camouflaged in a vehicle, in Tumbaco. Drug is valued at $21 million
The stoppages in the country are used by drug cartels to intensify their operations outside the law, using various mechanisms to circumvent controls on the Colombian-Ecuadorian border.
The entity indicated that the van in which the tuber was transported was contaminated. In addition, 14 packages of carrots were transported in that same vehicle. The driver, noticing the presence of the police, got out of the unit and fled the scene.
The brick-like blocks were covered with packing tape, marked with the initials HL and a clover, which identifies the criminal drug organization that owns this shipment.
Despite the fact that the country is convulsed by the national strike, the anti-drug operations on the northern border have not stopped. Anti-narcotics agents continue to carry out control operations to prevent Colombian drugs from entering Ecuador.
The Carchi highways are routes used to move narcotics from the neighboring Colombian country to cities in the interior and ports in the coastal area, from where they go abroad. (YO)