February 26, 2024

The authorities haven’t disclosed the causes or the alleged perpetrators of the kidnapping, which occurred within the morning within the port metropolis of Guayaquil, probably the most tormented by mafias linked to drug trafficking, extortion and kidnapping.

“They’ve simply introduced that the dean of the School of Drugs of the College of Guayaquil has already been launched,” mentioned the president at a public occasion.

In accordance with Lasso, the incident occurred when Maria Antonieta Touriz, 47 years outdated and dean of the School of Drugs of the College of Guayaquil, was touring alongside a busy highway within the north of that metropolis with a colleague in a automobile that was intercepted.

Specialised police items situated the official “at a house” and captured an alleged particular person concerned, mentioned that power on its X social community account, previously Twitter, with out giving additional particulars. Inside Minister Juan Zapata reported that the citizen is “in good situation.”

In accordance with the account of the colleague who accompanied her and who declined to offer her identify to the media for safety causes, “they crossed our automobile and with two pistols they’d they took her away within the automobile that was forward.” She added that additionally they stole private belongings reminiscent of a pc, cell telephones, and paperwork.

The kidnapping occurred whereas within the metropolis of Duran, adjoining to Guayaquil, a state of emergency has been in power because the finish of July because of the excessive ranges of insecurity and municipal officers determined to hold out teleworking because of the everlasting threats of which they’re victims.

A couple of days in the past, a director of the land space of ​​the mayor’s workplace was murdered after leaving his workplace and heading residence in a taxi. The driving force of the automobile and the guard of the official who had already obtained threats additionally misplaced their lives.

The mayor of Duran, Luis Chonillo, has requested the strengthening of safety measures in that city after he himself was the sufferer of an assassination try in Might, which compelled his household to go away the nation.

Guayaquil is a metropolis with excessive charges of violence that in response to authorities are because of the dispute between prison gangs for management of the territory for drug trafficking.

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