Naranjal, Ecuador: One Ton of Cocaine Seized, hidden under banana plantations

Posted on November 7, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency – Ecuador: Authorities seize 1 ton of cocaine hidden underground in banana plantations
Ecuador’s National Police and the National Anti-narcotics Directorate, through the Counter-Narcotics Intelligence Unit with European Coordination (UIACE), conducted the 178 Fortaleza Police Operation on the night of November 1, in which they arrested three citizens and seized a ton of cocaine.

The police operation dismantled a family structure dedicated to the trafficking of classified substances subject to control. After several months of investigation, the police established that Mr. B.J. had created a structured criminal group that, together with his family, allowed supplying, storing, and shipping alkaloids to European countries. Read Article

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