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Colombia’s ‘Comba’ Brother Arrested in Ecuador

Ecuador has arrested, and swiftly deported, one of the brothers that head Colombia's powerful Rastrojos gang, again showing how many of Colombia's capos prefer to...
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In Rare Find, Ecuador Discovers Coca Far From Colombia Border

Ecuador found a coca plantation miles away from the Colombia border where the crop is usually concentrated, suggesting that production levels may be increasing...
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Security Forces Warn Organized Crime May Overwhelm Ecuador

An assessment by the security forces reportedly says that Ecuador is home to an increasing number of organized criminal groups, and that the authorities have...
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Ecuador Weapons Seizure Points to Thriving Small Arms Trade

Ecuador's military seized 170 firearms in the south of the country, raising the issue once again of the country's importance as a transit nation for small arms...
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Ecuador Captures Alleged Link Between ‘Loco’ Barrera, Sinaloa Cartel

Police in Ecuador have captured a man who allegedly serves as the link between powerful drug cartels in Colombia and Mexico, in a sign that the authorities could be...
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Ecuador to Get More Cheetah Planes, in Warning to Colombia

Ecuador's President Rafeal Correa announced that 12 South African-built Cheetah fighter-bombers would arrive in the country this...
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Ecuador Navy Intercepts ‘Narco-Sub,’ Arrests Crew

The Ecuadorian military reported detecting a semi-submersible drug trafficking vessel off the country’s Pacific Coast, though it was scuttled before officials...
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Ecuador deploys more troops against Colombian illegal groups

Ecuador has sent another 10,000 more troops to the border with Colombia, hoping to close down room for maneuver for Colombian rebels and paramilitary groups, which...
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Ecuador Destroys 4,000 Illegal Weapons

The Ecuadorian Army has destroyed almost 4,000 illegal weapons seized by the military and the police over the past...