Results of the operations carried out by Policía Nacional del Ecuador to seize drugs in zone 1 in the year 2022


  • Fausto Patricio Olivo Cerda
  • Sandra Patricia Pazmiño Moscoso
  • Jacqueline Alexandra Haro Araguillin



Policía Nacional del Ecuador, antinarcotics, police, murder, crime


Drug trafficking is one of the most serious problems facing the country and has increased significantly in recent years. Narcotics are transported daily in different parts of the national territory. The comparison of the amount of drugs seized in the airports of Quito and Guayaquil and the port of this one in 2020 and 2022 is analyzed and the percentage variation of intentional homicides in Zone 1 during the year 2022. Policía Nacional del Ecuador, through Dirección Nacional de Investigación Antinarcóticos (DNAI), conducts operations that allow the seizure of the aforementioned substances, acting within the current legal framework with the aim of dismantling organised criminal groups that intend to distribute different quantities of narcotics to different countries, a phenomenon of global importance. The results of the operations carried out in 2022 by the Policía Nacional del Ecuador through DNAI for the seizure of narcotics will be analyzed, allowing to obtain favorable results, by one of the most important public institution in the country works.


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How to Cite

Cerda, F. P. O., Moscoso, S. P. P., & Araguillin, J. A. H. (2023). Results of the operations carried out by Policía Nacional del Ecuador to seize drugs in zone 1 in the year 2022. South Florida Journal of Development, 4(6), 2321–2338.