Ecuador Sees Drug Seizures Rise as Traffickers Discover New Routes

Ecuador Sees Drug Seizures Rise as Traffickers Discover New Routes

By Geraldine Cook
October 15, 2012

In March 2008, Colombian forces bombed and raided a compound belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Ecuador’s northern region of Angostura. The attack eliminated FARC’s second-in-command and proved that traffickers had found a new area of operations in Ecuador — a country that historically has enjoyed one of the lowest rates of drug consumption in Latin America.

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