Drug dealers killed 5 police officers, emergency imposed in this country2 min read
In Ecuador, President Guillermo Lasso has declared a state of emergency in two provinces.
At least 5 police officers were killed by drug smuggling gangs on Tuesday.
These attacks have been done in protest against the transfer of many prisoners from one prison full of prisoners to other jails.
Quito. In the South American country of Ecuador, drug-trafficking gangs killed at least five police officers on Tuesday by attacking them with explosives. These attacks have been done in protest against the government’s decision to transfer many prisoners from one prison full of prisoners to other jails. After this, President Guillermo Lasso has declared a state of emergency in two provinces. Lasso has blamed gangs involved in the drug trade for this violence and repeated violence inside the prisons. Those who are opposing the efforts of the government being made to stop it.
According to the news agency Reuters, Ecuador is a major center of drug supply for America and Europe. Lasso said in a video address that the overnight and Tuesday morning attacks, including nine explosions in two cities, were an open declaration of war by drug gangs. Lasso said that ‘what happened between last night and today in Guayaquil and Esmeraldas clearly shows the boundaries that organized criminals in many countries are ready to cross. We are taking action that worries them, so they are reacting violently.
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He declared a state of emergency in the provinces of Guayas and Esmeraldas. Where the security forces will intensify their operation and curfew will be implemented from 9 pm local time. Lasso, who canceled his personal trip to the US because of these attacks, has repeatedly used emergency declarations to deter and counter those attempting violence. While police said six explosions were reported early Tuesday in several areas of the western city of Guayaquil. Two policemen were killed in an attack on a patrol car in the suburbs. Police said on Twitter that three other police officers were killed during the day in and around the city.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 02, 2022, 07:40 IST