Prosecutor’s office investigates alleged connection between drug found in a farm and seized jet
Posted On 21 Mar 2014
The Prosecutor’s Office investigates if there is a relationship between a seized aircraft which would be presumably used to transport drugs, and the 800 kilos of cocaine seized in a farm at the commune of Cerecita, 48 kilometers in the southeast of Guayaquil.
The jet, which carries an American flag, was kept for six months in a hangar of the airport José Joaquín de Olmedo of Guayaquil, until last Monday, March 17, when it was transferred to the facilities of the Aeropolicial unit. The aircraft was to be allegedly used to carry drugs in Ecuador. The jet entered the country on 5 September 2013.
Meanwhile, the alkaloids were discovered the night of March 7, in an area of that commune, approximately 3 km from the way to the coast. On the farm, the police arrested a former Navy sergeant. The Prosecutor who leads the process, Danny Vizueta, said this Thursday, March 20, that any connection between both cases is discarded.