Ecuador

ECUADOR

Lobos

ECUADOR / 8 NOV 2022

The Lobos, one of Ecuador's strongest criminal gangs, are crucial players in the cocaine trade flowing through the country.

Los Lagartos

ECUADOR / 1 JUN 2021

Integrated by multiple gangs with shared allies and enemies, Los Lagartos is one of Ecuador’s prolific prison gangs, whose rivalry with Los Choneros has spurned unprecedented levels violence in Ecuador’s…

Choneros

ECUADOR / OCTOBER 4, 2021

Los Choneros is one of Ecuador’s most prominent criminal groups, which first emerged in the late 1990s as a drug trafficking organization based in the city of Manta, a beach…

Ecuador Profile

ECUADOR / 2018-06-26

Ecuador’s geographic location and other environmental characteristics have long provided incentives for transnational organized crime groups to exploit the country as a drug transshipment point and a logistical safe haven.

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