Ecuador: 50 kilos of cocaine seized at Cotopaxi International Airport

Posted on September 17, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Latin America Aviation

Elcomerico.comFor the first time in the Cotopaxi International Airport in Latacunga, police seized on Sunday September 15, 2013, 50 kilos of cocaine, according to agents abroad would be valued at U.S. $ 2.525 million. According to preliminary police investigations, the shipment arrived on a trailer from the Quito airport Tababela. The drugs were in a double bottom 40 of 500 boxes of roses from a flower growing in the province of Cotopaxi, in Ecuador Sierra center. Each portion was covered with a black film to not be detected by X-rays, but the dogs were able to sniff for narcotics. “The destination of the cargo was Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Two people were arrested for advance inquiries. Reinforcement of controls at the airport,” said Cesar Jimenez, commander (e) Provincial Police. At the arraignment hearing, the judge ordered the preventive detention for the driver and the security officer in the truck with him retained. Also started preliminary investigation stage. Read Article

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