Friday, 23 September 2016

ECUADOR: Gang Targeting Expats,Tourists In Vilcabamba

After several days of basic operations of intelligence, the staff of the anti-Criminal Brigade (BAC) of the judicial police identified and captured the members of an alleged criminal organization dedicated to the assault of foreign persons residing in the parishes vilcabamba and San Pedro.

According to the complaints lodged by those affected, three or four subjects with firearms amedrentaban to tourists and foreign people living or visiting these populous sectors of the city, and using the force is substituting their belongings, in some cases using violence Excessive.

After the respective research and, with the collaboration of the office of the prosecutor, the agents of the bac raided three homes in the parish vilcabamba, and obtained the arrest of three suspects, about whom there is the respective ballot of detention with investigative purposes, for the crime of association Unlawful.

According to data from the police, the alleged organization is LED by the suspect identified as ulfer bladimir c. P., Who together with two other adults and a minor were engaged to commit assaults and robberies to foreign nationals who lived and are engaged in tourism

Among the evidence that was found in the raids consist three carbines of manufacture national, a national manufacturing holster, a gun Mark Smith Wesson, CALIBER 9 mm; a 38-caliber revolver without brand, 45-caliber ammunition without percutir 9 MM Green Dot, three boxes of ammunition Mark Winchester and J-G, three containers with gunpowder and buckshot, a bow and arrows spear mark professional toxonics, 10 arrows of Carbon Steel Tip Mark Easton.

It was also found two blending, seven cell phones, two sleeping, a green camouflage jacket belongs to the army, a plasma tv samsung of 42 inches, two laptops brand hp and Toshiba, a camera, a tablet, a chainsaw , a printer, backpacks harness and more objects and possessions in involving the theft of foreign citizens.

The police is still investigating the case since the detainees, who do not register background, would have an accomplice, according to the versions of the citizens affected. (Ministry of the interior.)