Ecuador: Two Foreginers detained transporting 15 kilos of pot in fire extinguishers

Posted on September 28, 2016 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity

ALLEGED TRAFFICKERS ON INTER-PROVINCE BUS – Thought to be for local drug market consumption

policiaecuador.gob.ec reported that two foreign nationals tried to evade police control of San Gerónimo carrying more than 15 kilos of marijuana. Tuesday morning, police servants Mobile Drug Enforcement Panel GEMA, detected the illegal substance when they registered a passenger bus.

Subjects Norman O. O. and Alvaro were traveling aboard a bus interprovincial transport coming from the province of Esmeraldas to the city of Ibarra. Arriving at San Gerónimo control, the soldiers searched the vehicle and found two bags containing two fire extinguishers inside which was camouflaged the illicit substance.

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The green vegetable substance was subjected to chemical analysis giving a positive result for marijuana with a total weight of 424 grams 15, ie 15.4 kilos. Citizens were put to the orders of the respective authority while the drug was transferred to the Anti-Narcotics headquarters Ibarra.

Investigations realize that the alkaloid would target the traffic of domestic consumption of the city, thus preventing circulation of 30,848 doses of estupefaciente.P. Meneses-SZImbabura / DNCE READ ARTICLE

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