Manuel de Jesus Acosta Alvarado is one of the 14 Mexicans that in the last year were involved in drug trafficking. Two of these died when a small plane carrying 1.3 million dollars crashed in Manabi. Acosta expected to send from Ecuador one of the largest shipments of cocaine: 4 tons destined for the Sinaloa cartel.
According to police reports, Manuel de Jesus and Mary Glass were arrested in Bombero Avenue, north of Guayaquil. They lived at 308 Eighth Street, between El Salado and Ignacio Cuesta, in the Miraflores suburb.
It was last Monday night, when the officers discovered that a flight would take Acosta out of Guayaquil on Tuesday morning, the prosecutor Lema decided to act and the boss was arrested.
The prosecutor Leonidas Lema, Specialized Unit against Organized Crime, Transnational and International (Fedoti) of Guayas, said Acosta came to Ecuador as a tourist, he added that the decision to capture one of the kingpins of the band was difficult, as they could await the arrival of half a ton more of cocaine, and this would sum up to the amount of 456 kilos seized in the operation Flurry.
In total, officers seized 456 kilos with 599 grams of cocaine and would be related to the 4 tons that were burned with a yacht that was near the Galapagos.