The National Police of Ecuador reported this Saturday the discovery of a ton of cocaine hidden in animal feed at the airport Quitoas well as from 55 tons of calcium chlorideused for the production of cocaine, in a storage warehouse.
The director general of investigations of the Ecuadorian Police, Alain Moonexplained that this operation is about the seizure of chemical substances largest that has been carried out in Ecuador, according to the newspaper ‘El Universo’.
At around 6:30 p.m. (local time) on Friday, two trained dogs for the arrest of drugs they gave the alarm voice of drug camouflaged in cattle feed that was in the cargo area of the international airport Marshal Sucre of Quito.
Drug valued at 1.8 million euros
This drug, which was intended to be sent to Mexico, had a market value of approx. €1.8 millionas the aforementioned medium has learned.
On the other hand, the director of investigations of the Ecuadorian Police has also detailed that with the amount of calcium chloride seized, the “drug trafficking mafias” could produce approximately 150 tons of cocaine to later market it in international markets. .
The 55 tons of this substance had been imported from Chinaand intended to be sent to Colombiaas reported by ‘El Diario’.
So far in 2022, the Ecuadorian Police have seized more than 90 tons of drugs, a figure higher than that recorded in 2021, in which 57 tons of drugs were seized nationwide, according to data from the Police collected by ‘El Universo’.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.