After nine days, a shipment of almost a ton of cocaine, valued at about 25 million dollars, and six people detained in the waters of the Pacific, were presented on Monday at the facilities of the Captaincy of Puerto La Concordia, on the Costa del Sol. , Peace.
A narco-boat was intercepted 525 nautical miles, about 972.3 kilometers, from the El Condorcillo mouth, off the Salvadoran coast.
The National Civil Police (PNC) identified the detainees as Juan Moreira, Carlos Chávez and Davis Solórzano, all three of Ecuadorian origin. The arrest of the Mexicans Francisco Pimentel, Sergio Arriola and Luis Burgos was also reported.
“We are fighting against these international drug traffickers, it is not only the work that our national maritime does, but the work that is also done regionally to impact these groups,” said the Minister of Justice and Security, Gustavo Villatoro, during the presentation of the drug.
Likewise, the director of the PNC, Mauricio Arriaza Chicas, indicated that “This is how the National Civil Police proceeds to the chain of custody, to make them available to the Prosecutor’s Office until they are destroyed with court orders.”
The vessel was intercepted by the Tridente Naval Task Force on July 1, 525 nautical miles southwest of the department of La Paz, in the Pacific Ocean.
According to the authorities, it is the furthest seizure from the Salvadoran coast that has been made.
According to the Minister of Security, Gustavo Villatoro, between 2019 and 2023, more than 33 tons of drugs have been seized, valued by the authorities at more than 710 million dollars.