As a result of intelligence work, the National Police of Peru has managed to seize 15 tons of chemical supplies —initially intended for the production of narcotics— and arrested 10 suspects involved in alleged illicit drug-trafficking activities.
The 10 people —who had been apparently trained by a gang of drug traffickers— were traveling in three vehicles. They had camouflaged the controlled chemical input
under hay to mislead the law enforcement agents.
"These substances for the production of cocaine usually enter through Surcubamba, but we have prevented the substance from reaching the Vraem
. Without any doubt, it is a fine work that our Police investigation and intelligence sections have done in this case (…)," said the Head of the Sixth Police Macro-Region PNP General Alejandro Oviedo Echevarria.
The detainees —who are in the identification process— and the illegal shipment of acetone were taken to the Prosecutor's Office Specialized in Illicit Drug Trafficking in the city of Huancayo.