The afternoon of this January 9, two police officers, who were traveling on motorcycles, were murdered in the Nobol canton (Guayas). Three armed individuals arrived at the point by vehicle to open fire on the gendarmes.
A video from a security camera captured the precise moment where the antisocials stripped the law enforcement officers of their belongings, even taking their weapons.
“This is the sacrifice that we swear to the Homeland and we will not rest until we find those responsible for this criminal act,” wrote the National Police when revealing the identity of the victims: Alex Taday and Luis Guanotuña.
One of those responsible
However, This Wednesday it was learned that one of those responsible had already been arrested. The subject was placed under the orders of the competent authority; he was captured after investigative and operational work.
The alleged perpetrator, according to several digital profiles, would respond to the alias Canito. Little is known about his criminal past, as is the role he played in the murder of two uniformed officers.
Armed confrontation in Ecuador
The president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, issued a decree declaring the existence of an internal armed conflict at the national level and ordering the military forces to act to dismantle 22 transnational organized crime groups that he has declared terrorist organizations and actors. belligerent non-states.
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According to the Police, they have arrested 70 people, released three of their agents taken hostage and recaptured 17 escaped prisoners, in addition to having seized weapons, ammunition, explosives and vehicles.