Sunday, August 13, 2023

Los Choneros leader Adolfo Macías fingered for Fernando Villavicencio hit

Ecuador’s transformation into a global cocaine hub reached new levels with the assassination of politico Fernando Villavicencio.
Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso said the relocation of Los Choneros leader Adolfo Macías, 'Fito', was meant “for the safety of citizens and detainees.” The powerful gang boss was moved out of jail with lighter security into a maximum-security prison in the port city of Guayaquil. Soldiers and cops raided the jail where Macías was being held and seized weapons, ammunition and explosives. Macías is serving a 34-year sentence for drug trafficking, organized crime and murder.
Fernando Villavicencio, 59, was candidate for the presidential election. He accused Los Choneros and Macías of threatening him. He linked Adolfo Macías to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.