Spanish Police Dismantle Drug Ring Using Dog Food Cans, Ecuadorian Ties

Posted on July 15, 2011 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Ecuador, Intelligence, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

According to Spanish police in Madrid, Spain dismantled a drug ring that ran between many European and South American countries, including Ecuador, on Friday July 15th. Officials say drugs, like heroin and cocaine, were hidden in cans of dog food and put on airplanes that delivered them to their destination. The Spanish Interior Ministry adds that the narco-traffickers used human couriers for drug transportation, 14 of which were detained in a Spanish police operation. During the raid, police confiscated 4 kilos of cocaine and marijuana, 1 kilo of heroin, five weapons, various calibers of ammunition and 5 high-end vehicles. Police say the gang had a highly logistical network that distributed passports, airline tickets, booked hotels among other things. The Ministry says their police operation was aided by police cooperation in other countries including in Guayaquil, Ecuador where police apprehended various people carry drugs for this particular narco-trafficking gang.Read Article

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