Ecuador: Anti-Narcotic Unit Ambushed near Colombia border in San Lorenzo

Posted on November 4, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Police/Military Activity

ELUNIVERSO.COM REPORTED (MACHINE TRANSLATED) With pistol, rifle and even grenade attacks, teams of the Mobile Anti-narcotics Special Group ( GEMA ) were ambushed on Thursday afternoon on the Cadena-Puerto Rico highway, in the border area of San Lorenzo , minutes from Colombia.

According to the police report, while carrying out a “sweep” of reconnaissance to verify the condition of the roads and make road operations were attacked at three points with gun-type weapons, rifles and grenades. It is unknown until now data of the attackers. “The commandos carried out maneuvers of retreat and attack with their armament of endowment (gun-pistol) managing to leave the place until the Chain”, they informed.


He added that in the place was missing first corporal Darío Herembas who threw himself into the brush after the attack so three more GEMA teams arrived to look for him. “(Subsequently) it was communicated by telephone with the ECU 911 to inform that it was in good health, when moving on foot to the main road was picked up by police personnel,” it was reported. Read Article

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