Ecuador: Ring dedicated to extorting money from victims on Facebook, dismantled

Posted on May 7, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador

GROUP OPERATING FROM JAIL USES FOREIGN WOMEN TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION ON VICTIMS reported …. From jail and using social networks three criminal organizations conducting extortion in Manabi and Esmeraldas. Operating Link XXIX, held between Tuesday and Wednesday, left 16 detainees.

According to the police investigation, in Esmeraldas three foreign women had dedicated to collecting confidential information from several citizens and then, through Facebook, threatened to reveal certain details if sums that could reach $ 5,000 is not delivered.

Manta, a group of antisocial instead obtained information through the Internet, and movements of people and goods using such data carried intimidating phone calls and threatened to attack the victim and his family if he did not hand over money.


The third organization dedicated to vehicle theft midrange and then contacted the owner to ask for money in exchange for the car. If demand for offenders was not served, it dismantled and incinerated.

Within this last operation were linked private five freedom serving sentences in prison El Rodeo de Portoviejo and from inside the rehabilitation center made calls to negotiate the surrender, the Ministry of Interior.

In the Link XXIX operation involved 70 police officers from the Join, Criminology and Intervention and Rescue Group (GIR) as well as agents of the Office. (I) READ ARTICLE

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