Ecuador: Pirates Find Shrimpers Easy Prey in Commission of Robberies

Posted on September 4, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador reported that the National Aquaculture Chamber (CNA) recognizes, through a statement, that the statements of President Rafael Correa were positive, but there was little reaction from ministries in charge of security. The Executive Chairman of the CNA indicates that the shrimp sector feel unprotected against the ravages of crime. Despite the President’s statements, providing security work in shrimp sector, CNA reported that remain easy prey for crime. In recent weeks, there have been several cases of assaults and robberies in different parts of the Gulf of Guayaquil, but most are not reported because it is considered useless and even dangerous for possible retaliation against those with legal action.


° June 13: The reported thefts and Balao rounds by criminals posing as fishermen.

° July 16: They take 1,100 sacks of pet food during an assault on a truck on the road to Machala.

21 of July: a shrimp frustrated robbery and arrest a pirate who is surrendered to the Police of El Oro

° July 30: Assault of a boat which brought him food engine.

24 of August: 20 pirates entering a shrimp in the Gulf of Guayaquil overnight. Another two attempted robberies were reported that week without result. Read Article

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