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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Ecuador Arrests CJNG Linked Los Lobos Gang Leader, Institutes "Micro-Trafficking" Ban

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat


Police in Ecuador say they have arrested an alleged leader of Los Lobos, a powerful criminal organization specialized in drug trafficking.

The man, named only as Jaime Enrique S.C., was armed and carrying a large sum of money when police stopped his luxury car in the port city of Puerto Bolívar.

Gunmen believed to belong to his gang opened fire as the officers transferred Jaime S.C. to police headquarters. One policeman was injured in the shooting. Soldiers deployed to guard the police HQ where the suspect was locked up were later also fired upon.


In a statement, police said Jaime Enrique S.C. had been carrying $13,500, the provenance of which "he could not explain".

Los Lobos is estimated to have 8,000 members and has become one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the country. Many of its members are in jail but the gang continues to operate from behind bars and is accused of having instigated some of Ecuador's bloodiest prison riots.

The gang is also thought to have links with the Mexican Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), for which it smuggles cocaine from Colombia through Ecuador's port cities to the US and Europe.

Ecuador has been engulfed by a wave of violence which has seen its murder rate quadruple between 2018 and 2022. Earlier this year, the prominent Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated, allegedly by the rival gang Los Choneros, whom he accused of working for the Sinaloa Cartel. The US is offering $5 million for information on the attack's masterminds. The main assassin was killed at the scene, and 7 others arrested were recently killed inside prisons.


Daniel Noboa, who was sworn in as the country's new president on Thursday, has promised to tackle drug trafficking and break the stranglehold the gangs have on the country. He met recently with Colombian President Gustavo Petro following his inauguration. Noboa, the country's youngest president, is the son of a wealthy banana exporter. Ecuador is the world's largest exporter of bananas and cartels have used those shipments to smuggle cocaine across the world.

On his first full day in office, he repealed a policy that allowed for the possession of small amounts of drugs, arguing that it had encouraged micro-trafficking in schools and "created an entire generation of drug-addicted children."

Source BBC

13 comments:

  1. This is the type of president Mexico needs, he has huevos.ūüć≥

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    1. Lol. The Noboa family and Bonita are not clean. This would be like Mexico putting a scion of the Rhon family into the presidency.

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    2. 1:21 you're probably right.
      They act tough and willing to fight the criminals. But after a month, no more taking down criminals. Also Ecuador seems to also blurr the faces of criminals, just like Mexico.

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    3. If you don't grease the palms with plentiful mordida you won't get elected anywhere.

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  2. "Noboa, the country's youngest president, is the son of a wealthy banana exporter." Yeah ok ūü§£

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  3. Los Locos are probably the second strongest group in Ecuador behind los choneros CDS affiliated

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    1. Colombian guerillas are arguably the strongest in Ecuador. The fight is for the Colombian guerillas cocaine which these gangs a battling for under CDS and CJNG banners.

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    2. 4:04 you are correct my friend but aint the guerrillas in the Monte close to the border with Colombia. I meant like city wise kinda seems like the cochoneros are the organization with more people and more armed might be wrong

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    3. 4:37 no but for some reason the Guerillas prefer Ecuador. Call me crazy but it may be something to do with bananas and the speed the are shipped and ease of piggyback legit loads.

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    4. "Los Locos kick your ass, Los Locos kick your face, Los Locos kick your balls into outer space!" Not to be fucked with unless you got Elon Musk on speed dial to get your balls back for you.

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  4. Has anyone heard the rumour that supposedly 03 menchos step son and probably second in command berly escaped from an operation of the Mexican special forces!?

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