March 18, 2023, 12:19 PM
March 18, 2023, 12:19 PM
The anti-drug operations led to the capture of four people linked to the trafficking of controlled substances in the department of Santa Cruz, thus preventing the circulation of more than 115 kilos of drugs and other chemicals used to make the illicit substance.
The Vice Minister of Social Defense and Controlled Substances, Jaime Mamani Espíndola, indicated that the result of the three operations allowed the confiscation of 115 kilos with 750 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, 400 liters of toluene, 200 kilos of hydrated lime and 100 liters of a substance that is being examined. With what is estimated a affectation to drug trafficking of 556,800 dollars.
The driver of the truck was apprehended/Photo: FELCN
The first operation was carried out on March 13 during patrols in the Lociro community, in the Chiquitos province, where the agents intercepted a green vehicletruck tractor with control plate 2930-FHG, where anomalies were detected at the height of the back of the cabin cabin.
“The putty and paint in the cabin were fresh, with new clasps, new welding, an aspect that was observed, since it is characteristic for the trafficking of controlled substances under the modality of double bottom”, explained the vice minister.
In the presence of the Prosecutor’s Office, the double compartment was opened, managing to extract 100 brick-like packages lined with packing tape that contained cocaine hydrochloride inside, weighing 105 kilos with 250 grams.
In the face of flagrante delicto, the driver identified as Julián LR was apprehended, the drug and the vehicle were seized, a fact that managed to affect the drug trafficker’s patrimony in 292,650 dollars.
They hid the drug packages in a false bottom/Photo: FELCN
The second operation was carried out in the Santa Cruz capital, in the area of Los Chacoson March 14, where anti-narcotics agents, after monitoring a suspicious vehicle, intervened in a building, finding a box with packages containing drugs.
in the blue van Mitsubishi brand with license plate 5580-NPG, which was in the crosshairs of the anti-narcotics agents, there were two people, the same ones who descend and enter the home, at the same time another arrives white wagon, SWM brand, license plate 5678-IKG, from which another subject gets out, enters the house and goes out to pick up from the passenger door a beige cardboard box with red writings and again enter the property.
The members of the Special Force to Fight Drug Trafficking (Felcn), upon seeing all the movement, intervened at the home; the three subjects tried to escape by climbing over the fence; two managed to flee and only one was captured.
In the kitchen part was found a cardboard box with 10 brick-like packages wrapped with tape yellow in color, containing 10 kilos with 500 grams of cocaine.
The property was seized in addition to the two vehicles in which the traffickers were transported, reaching apprehend only one of the three subjects involved. “It affected the drug trafficking assets with $169,150,” said the deputy minister.
Anti-narcotics agents found the drug in a cardboard box/Photo: FELCN
The third operation of the anti-narcotics agents, was executed on March 15 in the municipality of Cotoca, near the ring road, where a traffic jam was intercepted white truck with control plates 1366-ETD, where the driver with a suspicious attitude was transporting hardware material and after the search two metal barrels with chemicals were found, which in the field test were positive for toluene.
also found 200 bags of hydrated lime and five yellow buckets, each with a capacity of 20 liters of chemical substances solid and liquid, skillfully camouflaged in the middle of the hardware material.
As a result of this operation, it was possible to seize 400 liters of liquid chemical substances with a characteristic color and odor of toluene, 2,000 kilos of hydrated lime, 100 liters of a substance to be determined, the truck and two cell phones, in addition, two people identified as Darwin were apprehended. SN, and Diego Julio A.. “The affectation in this operation is 95,000 dollarsMomani said.
The vice minister pointed out that the high commitment of human talent in Felcn, since they identify the mechanisms used by drug traffickers. “yesWe will continue working to deal heavy blows to drug trafficking with the full weight of the law, so We recommend that the population not fall into temptation to earn easy money in a short time, since, if they are caught, they will be penalized and even risk their own freedom,” he said.
The seized property/Photo: FELCN