With the support of the Intervention and Rescue Group and uniformed officers dressed in camouflage, the Ecuadorian Police mounted an operation to apprehend members of an alleged criminal group dedicated to large-scale drug trafficking.
The operation was carried out in Guayas. In videos shared by the Police you can see the moments in which the alleged drug traffickers are detained in vehicles that were on unpaved roads.
The police commander, Fausto Salinas, indicated that 224 blocks of cocaine were seized in Guayaquil in this operation. This cargo was destined for countries in Central America and North America.
Strengthen controls and temporarily militarize the ports, the proposals before the report that places Guayaquil among the main drug exit points
Within this operation, the capture of five people and vehicles was achieved.
Salinas said that there was international support from the US embassy and the HSI, which is the main investigative branch of the Department of Homeland Security.
Ecuador is the third country in the world with the most cocaine seized
Ecuador is the third country with the highest volume of drug seizures, only behind Colombia and the United States, according to the World Drug Report 2022.
Antonio Di Leo, representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Ecuador and Peru, indicated this week that Ecuador registered 6.6% of seizures, after Colombia (41%) and the United States (11). %). (YO)