The Ecuadorian Armed Forces do not rule out that there are soldiers linked to drug trafficking in their ranks
The Armed Forces (FF.AA.) of Ecuador do not rule out that there are soldiers linked to drug trafficking in their ranks, so they announce that those involved in illegal activities will be expelled from the institution and their files handed over to Justice.
In a statement, the agency asserted that the information published in the media about “the alleged infiltration” of “military elements linked to drug trafficking” is intended to “generate doubts regarding the professional performance of” military personnel.
According to a report by Primicias, which cites intelligence sources, there is an alleged relationship between some of the members of the Ecuadorian Navy with criminal and drug trafficking organizations in Ecuador and Colombia.
The letter points to some Ecuadorian sailors assigned to the province of Esmeraldas, bordering the Colombian department of Nariño, one of the largest cocaine producers in Colombia, with access to the Pacific.
According to the publication, these naval personnel would be in charge of moving the drug and selling information to criminal groups about the operations planned by the authorities.