Manta Ecuador becoming ‘Drug Central”, geography playing role

Posted on September 1, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

In the past 15 days, police arrested six people Manabi allegedly linked microtrafficking or retail drug sales. And since June Narcotics seized nearly 1.4 tons of alkaloid in the province. The latest raids led to four fish packers Manta and its periphery. For the head (e) of the Police Manta, Rafael Perez, Manabi has become a place of gathering of the drug. According to him, one reason is that Manabi has extensive uninhabited beaches. In an operation conducted between 15:00 and 24:00 on Thursday, police also raided two homes and seized four vehicles, two guns and 550 grams of cocaine base, according to a report released yesterday. Read Article

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