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Ecuador Declares State Of Emergency After Druglord Escapes From Prison

Ecuador declares state of emergency in response to the escaped prison of one of the nation's most notorious gang leaders, which sparks a violent insurrection characterized by explosions and the abduction of multiple police officers.

Cecilia Jones
Jan 10, 2024130 Shares18629 Views
Ecuador declares state of emergencyin response to the escape from prison of one of the nation's most notorious gang leaders, which sparks a violent insurrection characterized by explosions and the abduction of multiple police officers.
On Sunday, Adolfo "Fito" Macias, the notorious commander of the Los Choneros gang, escaped from La Regional prison in Guayaquil, where he had been incarcerated for the past 34 years on charges including organized crime, drug trafficking, and murder.

Ecuador Declares State Of Emergency

Ecuador policemen holding guns
Ecuador policemen holding guns
A notorious gang leader's escape from prison prompted President Daniel Noboa of Ecuador to declare a state of emergency on Monday. This escalates security concerns as authorities struggle to contain the violence of a violent criminal territorial war.
Authorities report that on Sunday, José Adolfo Macías Villamar, the notorious commander of the Los Choneros drug cartel and better known by his alias "Fito," escaped from custody in the coastal city of Guayaquil. The government stated that over 3,000 police officers and members of the armed forces have been mobilized in an effort to locate him.
Noboa stated on Monday that the state of emergency imposes a nocturnal curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and provides “all the political and legal support for their actions.” for the actions of security forces throughout the sixty-day period.
The time is over when drug trafficking convicts, hitmen, and organized crime dictate to the government what to do.- Daniel Noboa
Additionally, as of Monday night, a minimum of four police officers remained missing after being abducted: one in Quito, the capital, and three in Quevedo City.
Explosions shook several communities in Ecuador, including a pedestrian bridge in Quito and a location close to the residence of the president of the National Justice Court. One of the attacks resulted in the arrest of a minimum of two suspects, but no immediate reports of injuries were received.
Although authorities have not stated whether or not the incidents are the result of a coordinated effort, the government has previously levied charges against drug organizations for comparable assaults.
In addition to the number that was seized on Monday, dozens more prison officers were being held in jails throughout the country; however, the prison authority of Ecuador has not provided any additional information.
On Sunday, during a prison transfer to a maximum security facility in Guayaquil, the port city at the epicenter of Ecuador's brutal descent into violence, in which homicide rates have increased fivefold in as many years, the 44-year-old gang chief Macías went missing.
Despite being incarcerated for 34 years (since 2011) on convictions for drug trafficking, homicide, and organized crime, the kingpin continued to wield considerable influence.
Fabricio Colón, an additional perilous gang commander, escaped from the Riobamba prison during Monday night disturbances, according to the prison service. Colón, a leader of the Los Lobos gang, has been linked by the prosecutor's office of Ecuador to the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio and murder threats against Attorney General Diana Salazar.
According to Noboa, negotiations with "terrorists" are off the table, and his government has attributed the recent insanity within correctional facilities to its scheme for constructing a new high-security facility and transferring incarcerated gang leaders.
Additionally, the president intends to organize a referendum wherein he will put forth a proposition for enhanced crime-fighting strategies, including the confiscation of assets from alleged offenders and the extension of incarceration periods.

Final Words

On Monday, Ecuador issued a state of emergency in response to the disappearance of a highly dangerous gang leader from his prison cell, which incited unrest in a minimum of six correctional facilities nationwide.
This is the first state of emergency of sixty days that President Daniel Noboa has declared since assuming office on November 23, last year. As previous presidents have done, the state of emergency permits the army to exercise internal security control, particularly in correctional facilities.
Jose Adolfo Macias, alias "Fito," the commander of the influential Los Choneros gang, was reported missing from his high-security cell at a prison in the city of Guayaquil on Sunday.
Sunday, Adolfo "Fito" Macias, the notorious commander of the Los Choneros gang, escaped from La Regional prison in Guayaquil, where he had been incarcerated for the past 34 years on charges including organized crime, drug trafficking, and murder.

Ecuador Declares State Of Emergency

Ecuador policemen holding guns
Ecuador policemen holding guns
A notorious gang leader's escape from prison prompted President Daniel Noboa of Ecuador to declare a state of emergency on Monday. This escalates security concerns as authorities struggle to contain the violence of a violent criminal territorial war.
Authorities report that on Sunday, José Adolfo Macías Villamar, the notorious commander of the Los Choneros drug cartel and better known by his alias "Fito," escaped from custody in the coastal city of Guayaquil. The government stated that over 3,000 police officers and members of the armed forces have been mobilized in an effort to locate him.
Noboa stated on Monday that the state of emergency imposes a nocturnal curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and provides “all the political and legal support for their actions.” for the actions of security forces throughout the sixty-day period.
The time is over when drug trafficking convicts, hitmen, and organized crime dictate to the government what to do.- Daniel Noboa
Additionally, as of Monday night, a minimum of four police officers remained missing after being abducted: one in Quito, the capital, and three in Quevedo city.
Explosions shook several communities in Ecuador, including a pedestrian bridge in Quito and a location close to the residence of the president of the National Justice Court. One of the attacks resulted in the arrest of a minimum of two suspects, but no immediate reports of injuries were received.
Although authorities have not stated whether or not the incidents are the result of a coordinated effort, the government has previously levied charges against drug organizations for comparable assaults.
In addition to the number that was seized on Monday, dozens more prison officers were being held in jails throughout the country; however, the prison authority of Ecuador has not provided any additional information.
Sunday, during a prison transfer to a maximum security facility in Guayaquil, the port city at the epicenter of Ecuador's brutal descent into violence in which homicide rates have increased fivefold in as many years, the 44-year-old gang chief Macías went missing.
Despite being incarcerated for 34 years (since 2011) on convictions for drug trafficking, homicide, and organized crime, the kingpin continued to wield considerable influence.
Fabricio Colón, an additional perilous gang commander, escaped from the Riobamba prison during Monday night disturbances, according to the prison service. Colón, a leader of the Los Lobos gang, has been linked by the prosecutor's office of Ecuador to the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio and murder threats against Attorney General Diana Salazar.
According to Noboa, negotiations with "terrorists" are off the table, and his government has attributed the recent insanity within correctional facilities to its scheme for constructing a new high-security facility and transferring incarcerated gang leaders.
Additionally, the president intends to organize a referendum wherein he will put forth a proposition for enhanced crime-fighting strategies, including the confiscation of assets from alleged offenders and the extension of incarceration periods.

Final Words

On Monday, Ecuador issued a state of emergency in response to the disappearance of a highly dangerous gang leader from his prison cell, which incited unrest in a minimum of six correctional facilities nationwide.
This is the first state of emergency of sixty days that President Daniel Noboa has declared since assuming office on November 23, last year. As previous presidents have done, the state of emergency permits the army to exercise internal security control, particularly in correctional facilities.
Jose Adolfo Macias, alias "Fito," the commander of the influential Los Choneros gang, was reported missing from his high-security cell at a prison in the city of Guayaquil on Sunday.
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