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Ecuadorian Judges and Police Officers Arrested in Crackdown on Facilitating Criminal Release: The Fight Against Corruption Continues

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Ecuador’s justice system releases dangerous criminals with help from judges, police officers, and lawyers

Ecuadorian Judges, Lawyers, and Police Officers Arrested for Facilitating Criminal Release

On Wednesday, the Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office conducted a series of raids and arrests of judges, former judges, judicial officials, practicing lawyers, and police officers in eight provinces across the country. These individuals are being investigated for their involvement in facilitating the release of dangerous criminals through legal maneuvers and abuse of the law. The operations took place in El Oro, Azuay, Manabí, Pichincha, Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Guayas, and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.

The prosecution stated that the goal of these actions is to root out corruption within the justice system that has become a vicious circle of illegal activities. They emphasized their commitment to combating this corruption and ensuring that there is no impunity for those involved in criminal activities. Images released by the institution showed police and ministry agents carrying out raids and arrests of individuals connected to irregular practices granting freedom in exchange for favors or money.

While exact numbers have not been disclosed nationwide or specific cases that led to this operation known as “Plaga,” last year a case revealed significant involvement of drug trafficking in various sectors of Ecuadorian society. This investigation was triggered by messages sent by a drug trafficker before his death in prison which revealed extensive networks of corruption.

Over the past few years, the Ecuadorian government has been investigating cases of corruption during administrations such as Rafael Correa’s presidency but with varying degrees of success. Several high-ranking officials have been imprisoned or have fled due to these investigations. In response to violent incidents President Daniel Noboa declared an internal armed conflict labeled some organized crime groups as terrorists leading to fears further criminal attacks and heightened military presence to combat these threats.

By Samantha Jones

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