The Metropolitan Passenger Company and the Ecuadorian Army carried out an arms control operation.
This Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Security personnel from the Quito Passenger Transport Company (Epmtpq) and members of the Ecuadorian Army carried out a arms control operation in units of municipal transportin the sector of El Recreo, south of Quito.
The objective is to detectpossible criminals that seek to affect the users of the Trolebús and Ecovía system, ”said the Passenger Company.
The military stopped, one by one, five units that were circulating on the El Recreo-El Labrador route.
The uniformed officers asked the passengers to get out of the vehicles and subjected them to search (review) body, as well as the opening of bags, backpacks, suitcases and wallets, to discover the objects that were inside.
passengers with knives
On this occasion, two people were found carrying knives, the same ones that were withdrawn. The men were found in separate transport units; they were not together.
“We are interested in improving the control processes in the municipal transport and for this reason the collaboration of the Army has been requested, which is the entity responsible for gun control in the country, to carry out this type of operation, which benefits all citizens”, commented Danilo Rodríguez, general manager of the Passenger Company.
For his part, Mauricio Cerón, Security Coordinator, affirmed that these maneuvers of control will continue and will be carried out in a surprising way throughout the entire system, since the purpose is to find people who illegally carry weapons, mainly of fire, so that they are brought before justice and comply with the corresponding sanction; the carrying white weapons It is not sanctioned in the capital. The National Police presented a proposal to the Metropolitan Council to punish people who carry and use these weapons, but there is no response. (AVV)