Six held over ‘drugs bus’ which crashed in Ecuador

Packets of drugs can be seen stashed into a compartment under the floor of the bus Image copyright Reuters Image caption Loads of packets of substances have been found stashed underneath the ground of the bus

Police in Colombia have arrested six males in connection with a scheme to smuggle massive quantities of marijuana and cocaine in passenger buses.

The arrests come days after police looking a bus which crashed in neighbouring Ecuador found it to be full of masses of pounds of dugs.

Twenty-3 folks died and 22 were injured when the bus collided with an SUV on 14 August.

The Driver of the bus is being wondered by way of police.

Firstly the number of individuals who died within the crash had been positioned at 24 however later reviews mentioned 23.

Image copyright EPA Symbol caption Such A Lot of the parcels contained marijuana, others had been stuffed with cocaine

The bus crashed within the early hours of the morning in Pichincha province.

It had left the south-western Colombian city of Cali on 5 August wearing, among others, a bunch of FORTY Colombian holidaymakers from a operating-class neighbourhood in Cali.

The passengers from Cali stated they have been presented a unfastened tour to Peru by means of Ecuador. A Few stated they had been approached by way of a girl who observed them on the commute even as others said they had been instructed the “freebie” used to be courtesy of an area baby-kisser.

Image copyright AFP Image caption many of those who have been killed have been from a operating-magnificence neighbourhood in Cali

Investigators suspect they had been presented the trip free of cost to fill the bus with “tourists” to make it appear less conspicuous.

Ecuador’s chief counter-narcotics officer, Gen Carlos Alulema, said that the use of tour buses was “a new modus operandi used to smuggle medicine”.

Gen Alulema mentioned the crashed bus was the fourth in which medication have been present in latest months.

The prosecutor-general’s office in Colombia stated that the ones arrested have been part of a gang which had specialized in sending “narco-buses” from Colombia by means of Ecuador and Peru all of the solution to Chile.

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