Drug Ship Detained in the Pacific Ocean


On Friday, Law enforcement agencies of Ecuador, was detained in the Pacific ocean, a cargo ship, on Board of which was discovered 5.5 tons of cocaine.

The cocaine was to be delivered by the smugglers in Spain. The cost of the party is about 250 000 000 dollars, reports UNN with reference to Deutsche Welle.

What happened?

The Ministry of internal Affairs of the country, along with a large consignment of drugs, which is estimated at not less than $250 million, was arrested 21 members of a gang which was engaged in illegal smuggling of cocaine and the leader of which was a Spanish citizen.

Arrested and detained at port:

The interior Ministry of Ecuador said that the vessel was arrested shortly after it left the port city of La Libertad. A cargo ship was supposed to arrive to Spain via the Panama canal.

From the beginning of 2017, the competent authorities of Ecuador has detained about 30 tons of cocaine.

Recently, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales signed a law that nearly doubles in the country, the area under Coca cultivation, from the current 12 to 22 thousand hectares.

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Source: The International Massmedia Agency


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