16 Mexican CDS arrested, with 1,300 kilos of coca in Colombia
At least 16 Mexican nationals and one Ecuadorian, apparently linked to the Sinaloa cartel, were arrested today in Nariño with 1,300 kilograms of cocaine in joint antinarcotic operations carried out by Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and the United States, official sources reported today.
"The 16 Mexican nationals and one Ecuadorian were mobilized in ships from the mangroves in Nariño, where 1,300 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride were found wrapped with plastic tape and lined with latex rubber to protect them from moisture," the report said. Colombian Anti-Drug Police
The Mexican authorities "transferred the captured along with the seized seized to the judicial courts where they were processed and sent to a prison."
"With this important seizure and the capture of 17 people, we continue to fight against drug trafficking, affecting the finances of Mexican cartels that enhance their criminal activities through drug trafficking," the police
agency stressed, which was carried out in the department of Nariño. It has access to the waters of the Pacific Ocean - by the Counternarcotics Directorate in coordination with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the police of Ecuador and Mexico, the
four countries articulated "efforts to combat drug trafficking in the hemisphere, as demonstrated After the results obtained in past days when research work allowed to know details of a shipment of cocaine hydrochloride from the Pacific coast to North America.
The first information left "to see the intention of the Sinaloa cartel to reach Tumaco on the border with Ecuador to acquire the hallucinogen; Several Mexican citizens were seen in the municipality of El Charco in Nariño pretending to be tourists, there they took photographs and enjoyed the landscape offered by the geography in the south of the country. "
After a week "the trail of these curious visitors was lost, while international agencies exchanged information to determine the location of these people. At the same time another group of people was observed moving around the coasts of Ecuador, very close to the province of Esmeraldas ".
The technical controls "were fundamental to" mark "one of the boats that would be rented by this drug trafficking organization, in fifteen days four sailboats were intercepted very close to the port of Manzanillo in Mexico, the occupants of these boats tried to get rid of the cargo by throwing several sacks in fiber to the turbulent waters ".