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Ecuadorean police find more than 500 kilos of drugs in doomed bus

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 18, 2018 13:50

Ecuadorean police find more than 500 kilos of drugs in doomed bus

Ecuadorean police said on Friday (August 17) they found more than half a ton of drugs hidden in the floor of a bus that crashed this week on a route near the capital, leaving at least 23 people dead.After inspecting the bus which had a Colombian license plate, the police found some 584 packages arranged in hidden compartments on the floor of the vehicle, National Director of Antinarcotics Carlos Alulema said during a news conference.According to authorities, the bus driver is injured in a hospital in Quito and is in police custody.

The bus departed Colombia and was en route for Quito when it overturned on Tuesday (August 14). Venezuelans were also among the passengers.Alulema also told reporters that several other buses have already been stopped for suspicion of drug trafficking and it was for this reason that the government has placed stricter controls on foreigners passing through the country’s border.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 18, 2018 13:50