On the next days the Ecuadorian Chancellery will be delivering a report of the responsibilities of the officials involved in the shipping of the diplomatic suitcase that arrived to Italy with 40 kilos of cocaine. The announcement was made general coordinator of the secretary of States, Marco Albuja.
Albuja explained that the theatre director, Cristian Loor, owner of the cocaine filled jars requested the shipping of such items to promote his play “Ruga la Tortuga” in 2011. The jars were sent in eight of the ten boxes that the suitcase contained. According to Albuja, the Consulate in Milan and the embassy in Rome had given the director of the theatre only their “moral support” to present his play. “This allowed to use the logo of the Ministry of Foreign Relations in its documents and look sponsorship for their play.”
Sources of the Chancellery informed that the report will detail the irregularities and will describe the negligence of the request made by Cristian Loor, and the shipping of the ten boxes in the diplomatic suitcase. This could produce several consequences, not only administrative but criminal too.
According to Albuja, the question remains, “Why the ten boxes that arrived to Italy, the drugs appear after five days with stamps of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and were packaged differently?” (AV)