Attack in northern Esmeraldas province was carried out by 30 heavily armed people, Interior Minister Juan Zapata says, adding it was related to "a fight between gangs, a territorial fight."
Sandwiched between major cocaine producers Colombia and Peru, Ecuador has been hit by a wave of violent crime that authorities blame on turf battles between drug gangs.
The amphetamine-type stimulant pills were hidden in apple crates and seized at Al Qaim crossing between Syria's Deir Ezzor province and western Iraq's Anbar desert region.
Delegates from both sides meet in Mexico City and agree on a temporary ceasefire to create peaceful conditions ahead of the next round of talks in Cuba.
Defence Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval offers blow-by-blow description of battles that killed 10 military personnel and 19 suspected members of Sinaloa drug cartel during Mexico's operation to nab Ovidio Guzman.
An international operation seized 30 tonnes of drugs from a cartel that controlled a third of Europe’s cocaine trade, leading to 49 arrests in various European countries and the UAE.
The riots left "15 people dead and 20 injured," said a spokesperson for the SNAI, the agency that manages Ecuador's prisons.
Funds were detected through more than 20,000 suspicious activity reports flagged by the South American country's financial crimes unit for over three years, officials say.
Mexican authorities found the drugs concealed in two trailers on a highway on the edge of the city believing it was coming from Colombia.
Australian police warn of an operation to contain some 51 Italian crime clans that it says are "washing billions of dollars a year through the Australian economy" while flooding the country with illicit drugs.
Latest grisly prison riot in the South American country leaves at least 43 inmates dead while more than 100 others are still at large, officials say.
Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, 34, had been on death row for over a decade after he was convicted of trafficking about 43 grams of heroin into Singapore.
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