Dutchman caught in Ecuador in drug bust
In a major police operation in Ecuador against drug offenders fifteen people were arrested, including a Dutchman.The other suspects are eight Colombians and six Ecuadorians, reported local media during the weekend.
The arrests were made Friday in several locations in the west of the country, including in the port city of Guayaquil and the provincial capital of Santa Elena.
More than four thousand pounds of drugs were seized with a value of about 7.5 million euros, according to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Jose Serrano, It was one of the most important drug seizures in recent years, reported the police in the South American country .
The suspects were reportedly linked to the notorious Colombian drug cartel Los Urabeños. That is a military based gang that arose after the demobilization, almost ten years ago, from right-wing paramilitary militias who call themselves AUC (United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia).
Just like their counterparts of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) they sowed death and destruction and financed the terror with drugs. As a remnant of the AUC Los Urabeños shows an extremely murderous gang that even terrifies other Colombian gangs .