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ECUADOR / 8 AUG 2012

Ecuadorean authorities seized an illegal shipment of weapons allegedly destined for the FARC that included anti-aircraft munitions and sub-machine guns, on the border with Peru.

COCAINE EUROPE / 8 AUG 2012

Ecuador's arrest of a Russian national suspected of drug trafficking points to the country's importance as a operating base for international criminal groups.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 JUL 2012

Colombian police have identified routes along the Ecuadorean border they say are used by the FARC to smuggle high-grade explosives into major Colombian cities.

ECUADOR / 19 JUL 2012

Ecuador's government has reported the existence of 26 unsanctioned border crossings into Colombia, which pose a security problem to both countries, as Ecuador is becoming an increasingly important drug transshipment…

ECUADOR / 19 JUL 2012

Colombian criminal groups are reportedly using unlicensed gold mining in northern Ecuador to launder money, providing another window into how unregulated gold mining may be linked to organized crime in…

ECUADOR / 29 MAY 2012

Ecuador's authorities announced they had seized more than $1.5 million of narcotics that were to be sold in Quito which may point to a growth in domestic drug consumption.

ECUADOR / 15 MAY 2012

A suspect plane carrying over $4 million in cash crashed in northwest Ecuador, killing two Mexican citizens on board, in an indication of the importance of the country as a…

ECUADOR / 8 MAY 2012

Security forces captured an alleged leader of the FARC's 48th Front in northern Ecuador, an area that has long been a key center of logistics for the rebels' Southern Bloc.

ECUADOR / 30 APR 2012

Ecuador's government is planning to increase the armed forces' involvement in law enforcement, a move which, although a practical response to rising crime, could have serious political consequences.

ECUADOR / 27 APR 2012

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa yesterday admitted that Colombia’s largest rebel group could be operating within his country’s borders, vowing to confront them with law enforcement and security forces.

ECUADOR / 25 APR 2012

A new US-sponsored wiretapping center will begin operations next month in El Salvador, aimed at stepping up efforts against crime in the country.

ECUADOR / 24 APR 2012

Ecuador's president has called organized crime the number one target for the country's military, in a sign that he is planning to expand the force's internal security role.

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