Ecuador: Group detained for money laundering and trafficking individuals to the U.S.

Posted on March 12, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling reported that in an operation called Harp, made in Azuay and El Oro, the National Bureau of Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit managed the arrest of four persons, including the son of Joseph Vasquez Arcesio Marin, who is sentenced for trafficking. According to the police report, “the smuggler ‘had international contacts with traders in Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States. It is also related to the cases and sentenced Starfish, Juana Loja Lema and Tamaulipas, where 72 migrants were killed by the criminal organization Los Zetas, in August 2010. Read Article

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