Ecuador armed forces to continue anti-crime operations with police-gov’t

By Thomson Reuters Apr 8, 2024 | 7:17 AM

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s armed forces will continue carrying out joint anti-crime operations with the police under a presidential decree announced after midnight on Monday, the government said.

The operations were first allowed under a 90-day state of emergency declared in January by President Daniel Noboa and meant to stem a wave of crime and violence blamed on drug trafficking gangs.

(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Julia Symmes Cobb)