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    Ecuadorian authorities have confiscated over 50 tonnes of drugs within multiple raids since the beginning of the year, Ecuador's Interior Minister Cesar Navas said.

    QUITO (Sputnik) — The minister noted that a total of 6,152 suspects were detained within the anti-drugs raids.

    "We are countering drug trafficking, we have seized 56,38 tonnes within 5,381 operations since the beginning of the year," Navas said.

    In March, Ecuador’s anti-narcotics police and coast guards seized 1.9 tonnes of cocaine worth nearly $40 million as part of their Sea Hunt operation off the Galapagos Islands.


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