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The narcos are winning in Ecuador.

Cocaine camouflaged in a deep frozen fish container, was seized in Spain during the Karpatos operation with the international collaboration of policemen of Ecuador Rumania Italy and the DEA (U.S.)

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, an undercover police officer in Ecuador said that “this is a great country with many outstanding people, but the narcos are winning.”

Violence in Ecuador is rising across the country, with crimes of all kinds up 15% to 50% last year compared with 2009 depending on the province, according to government figures.

The anti-drug police force is overwhelmed with the criminal activity that increased drug trafficking has brought.

Mexican, Russian, Chinese and Korean drug mafia members regularly visit Ecuador to arrange deals.

An estimated 200 tons of cocaine, or one-quarter of all that’s manufactured yearly in Colombia and Peru, transits through Ecuador.

Drug suspects the police arrest end up evading justice because, allegedly  corrupt or frightened judges are letting them go.

A judge in Ecuador recently ordered that $36 million in assets be handed over to the wife of Antoine St. Surin, a Haitian who was extradited to the United States in late 2009. St. Surin is being held in a Miami jail pending his trial on federal drug-trafficking charges.