Quito Ecuador: Woman detained for selling fake vehicle passes for restricted areas during Pope’s visit

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

Elcomercio.com reported Police arrested a woman past noon on Sunday July 5, 2015, in northern Quito. The reason: she is investigated for allegedly illegal marketed safe conduct(passes) authorizing the movement of vehicles in restricted during the visit of Pope Francisco in Quito areas. This was confirmed to this newspaper Dario Tapia, director of the Metropolitan Transit Agency (AMT), among the operations that take place in the capital. It was two hours before the arrival of the Holy Father and the suspect reached Flagrancias, accompanied by officials from the AMT. There officers of the Judicial Police investigating the case were also. In the investigations it became known that the CLP were produced on a printing press located in northern Quito. “Apparently she sold them for $ 1.25,” said Dario Tapia. “Now we want to know how many illegal laissez-passer were printed.” What is a pass? With this document the movement of vehicles is allowed in restricted areas during the Pope’s visit. He handed it to vehicles of authorities, the media, religious institutions, ambulances … The suspect remains in detention in Flagrancias for the hearing. Investigations are continuing. Read Article


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