Several arrested after drugs from Ecuador entered Belgium and the Netherlands

Posted on August 24, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Europe, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

In a container transporting a coffee shipment from Ecuador to Europe, officials discovered 2.3 tons of cocaine. According to, the shipment departed from the port of Guayaquil, arrived at the port of Antwerp in Belgium, and then made its way to the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The drug operation was linked to the company Royal Altlas, which operates with the facade of importing clothing. Gesino Berenestein, owner of the company, was arrested. Five others were also arrested for involvement in the transport of the cocaine. Read Article

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