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Operation ‘Impact 50’ dismantled an alleged drug trafficking organization in Manta
The National Police of Ecuador and the National Antinarcotics Directorate, achieving the great commitment that it has in the insurmountable fight against drug trafficking, through the Intelligence Unit of Antinarcotics with European Coordination (UIACE) and Intervention and Rescue Group (GIR), early on Saturday, February 3, developed the police operation «IMPACT 50» that allowed the detention of 04 citizens of Ecuadorian nationality and the seizure of a ton 173 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride.
At a press conference, General Pablo Aguirre, National Anti-narcotics Director, mentioned that UIACE carried out an investigation for 5 months, during which it was learned about a narco-criminal organization dedicated to the international shipment of illicit substances, by sea or by cargo containers. international, as well as speedboats, bound for Central America.
«The police investigations allowed to unveil the structure of the organization and its main members with their specific functions, it is thus known the place that this organization collected the alkaloid in large quantities in order to prepare it for illegal export,» he said.
General Aguirre said that this collection center was located in a building in the city of Manta, in the Umiña neighborhood, home of Mr. Stalin B .; «This property had a strict security system including surveillance cameras, electric fence and reinforced steel doors, for its ideal for hiding and controlling its external perimeter. In the interior of this building in one of the dormitory rooms were found 30 bags containing in their interior one thousand and thirty six packets of cocaine hydrochloride, packed in a hermetic waterproof way »
Another of the alleged Freddy R. members, was the owner of a vehicle washing machine used as a facade to unload the alkaloid that came from Colombia and its momentary stock for later transfer to the property of Mr. Stalin B. located in the Umiña neighborhood. The location of this washing machine on the outskirts of the city, on the Spondylus Route at the height of the San Mateo ring, was strategic for the management of its illicit operations, from here with the collaboration of citizen Ivan V., who provided security and transportation of the alkaloid from its reception to the address in the Umiña neighborhood and later for its departure by sea.
Citizen Andy V., served as the alleged initial recipient of the alkaloid.
The connections of this criminal network with organized crime groups dedicated to international drug trafficking to Central America and Europe are investigated, Freddy R. would be a key player in Ecuador, the same one that had set up its operations center in the city of Manta, in complicity with those currently detained.
As a result of the investigations carried out in the early hours of this Saturday, February 3, with the direction of the Office of the Prosecutor and the support of the Intervention and Rescue Group (GIR), UIACE executed this great operation.
As a result: 5 buildings raided, detention of 4 citizens Stalin B .; Freddy R .; Andy V .; Iván V .; the seizure of 1036 packets of cocaine hydrochloride, with a gross weight of 1’173.975,00 grams. In addition, 3 vehicles, several cell phones, among other evidences, were retained.
«This is the most important blow to drug trafficking so far this year because of the amount of drugs. It has really been a very professional job. Last year we finished almost 100 tons seized, this year we have almost 8 tons, we will not give truce to the drug traffickers, that is the commitment that we have all institutions in a special way the National Police. General Aguirre finished. J.Cedeño / R.Zambrano / DNCE.