The police captured Oscar Alcantara Gonzalez, also known as ‘Mosquito’, on March 6 in the north of Quito. Mosquito would have been earning $ 50 a day to allow small-time dealers to sell illicit substances at the corners of La Mariscal, the pink area of the capital.
Investigations revealed that by using intimidation and physical threats, he and members of his criminal organization began to dominate drug sales in that sector. The known “witches” (sellers) are proposed with three alternatives: paying the rent, leave the area or, if they put resistance, they would be eliminated.
If they choose the first option the seller implicitly complies to acquire only the drug brought from Colombia by this group and pay rent for using the road, 10% of daily earnings. This was revealed by one of the agents of the Unit for Combating Organized Crime (ULCO), that for ten months investigated Mosquito’s criminal organization.
The police reports revealed that Alcantara arrived to Ecuador in 2010 after escaping from a Colombian prison where he was serving a 40-year sentence for the crime of aggravated murder, therefore weighed against him a red notice alert for his international capture.