Ramírez and Vásquez are both charged with of illegal trading, trafficking, and storage of drugs. If a judge finds them guilty, each suspect faces a sentence of between five years in prison and life in prison. The DAN is investigating to establish the drug trafficking groups the two suspects were working for. Training and international cooperation By Dialogo September 30, 2014 Building on the successes of the Ramírez and Vásquez arrests, Salvadoran police are continually training to learn the latest techniques in drug interdiction. For example, on July 21, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in El Salvador taught a course on “Airport Interdiction” to teach the best ways to detect and intercept drugs and other illicit items at airport ramps, loading areas and terminals. The course covered how to analyze deceptive conduct and concealment techniques used by drug smugglers. Law enforcement officials from Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and El Salvador participated in the workshop. Dear author of this article, I write to inform you that there is no life sentence in El Salvador. I like it Dear author, I would like to inform you that there is no life sentence punishment in El Salvador for any crime at all. I wish it were so for everyone, even diplomats, military members, etc. etc. I liked it all a lot. *The images of Don Bosco”. What news, what an excellent seizure, who do that want to spoon feed. Question; how much coca has gone through Central America this week? How much does a country miss out on in terms of taxes? Who carried those drugs? What means of transportation are used now? Is the Central American corridor necessary? Who are helping them in the governments? That’s what we want, a NA law, that punishes use, that’s the beginning, but USE has a minimum sentence, imagine that. THOSE WHO BUY THE DRUGS, the sentence is so small that they don’t even go to jail. AND THE STATES SPEND MILLIONS of dollars on drug addicts, etc I like it excellent “Thanks to our investigators’ experience and data analysis at the border, we have been able to detect various forms of disguising drugs that can hardly be believed,” said DAN Chief Marco Tulio Lima. “Drug traffickers are using crab shells, clothes, dried fish, cans of Salvadoran products, and many other items to attempt to get drugs through.” To help disrupt drug trafficking routes, the DAN has created a database listing the tactics and characteristics of drug traffickers. By merging or cross-referencing this intelligence, DAN investigators can create profiles of drug smuggling suspects. One red flag for investigators comes when a traveler purchases a ticked by a credit card in someone else’s name. Last-minute cancellations and itinerary changes also trigger suspicion, and police are also on the alert for dubious explanations for trips. These sorts of indicators led police to arrest Mexican Alfredo Vásquez, 43, who was traveling with 10 oil paintings. He flew from Ecuador to Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero international airport on August 19. “He repeatedly told the investigators with great precision that he was an art dealer and that he bought the paintings for (USD) $20 and resold them for a few dollars more,” said DAN Chief of Operations Jaime Perla. “But not even a set of oil brushes is worth that little, much less a painting.” Police put the paintings through an Ion Scan, a device which detects a wide array of drugs. Based in part on the results of the scan, police determined the paintings were soaked in heroin. Police arrested Vásquez and confiscated the paintings. Agents with the Antinarcotics Division (DAN) of the National Civil Police (PNC) are foiling a wide array of drug smuggling schemes – discovering illicit substances hidden in food, shipments of clothing, and even hollowed-out furniture. Despite their efforts to sneak contraband past authorities, drug traffickers are no match for the improved training, data collection and intelligence gathering of the Salvadoran police. For instance, on August 9, Mexican national Olzubek Ramírez, 21, found himself under arrest after he de-boarded a plane at Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. He entered the country on a commercial flight from Quito, Ecuador, with final destination in Guatemala. And he was transporting a small, rectangular-shaped wooden box adorned by a hand-carved depiction of Ecuador’s coat of arms. A drug-sniffing police dog honed in on the box, indicating the presence of drugs; and when police placed the box through a scanner, they discovered that it was hollowed-out and filled with packets of cocaine. Police arrested Ramírez and confiscated the cocaine, which was worth (USD) $223,000 on the local market. The seizure is just one of many the DAN has accomplished in 2014. Between January and June, the DAN seized more than 700 kilos of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and crack. They also confiscated $400,000 in cash, 53 vehicles, and 65 firearms, and arrested 1,983 suspects. Stopping land, sea, and air drug trafficking routes
Twenty percent of the survey’s respondents also said they had tried online grocery shopping for the first time in March.“Online sales of fast-moving consumer goods are usually low, but more people tried it. I think it can be the new normal to buy groceries online,” Lamba added.The survey also showed that 18 percent of respondents also reported doing sports or fitness activities more during the quarantine, while 13 percent of respondents said they tried an online fitness class for the first time during quarantine.“This is a good opportunity for fitness service providers to tap into online classes or to further promote their online products,” Lamba said.Consumers in Indonesia are reporting doing more handwashing and more fitness activities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. (Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum/-)A consumer shift toward a more hygienic and healthier lifestyle is concurrent with Google Trend’s data, which show an upward trend in searches for the “immunity” keyword since early March after the President announced the first two cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia.As people try to stay active and healthy to maintain good immunity, they are also staying indoors to comply with the government’s call for physical distancing. The survey also reported that weekend traveling had declined by 77 percent in March, while going to malls for leisure and watching movies in cinemas was down by 76 and 65 percent, respectively.The MMA questioned 500 people in five major cities across Indonesia from March 20 to 21 for the consumer survey while it is also monitoring 80 business to business respondents for the business sentiment survey. Topics : “In the first week after COVID-19 spread to Indonesia, we saw people stocking up. But now we are not seeing that as much,” said SurveySensum founder and CEO Rajiv Lamba at a webinar on Friday.People are buying products from markets in bigger packages as they continue to stay at home more, Lamba said, in line with retailers’ report of a shift in consumer behavior to buy in bulk.The survey findings were also in line with retailers’ report of an uptick in demand for hygiene products as Indonesia declared a public health emergency over COVID-19 on March 31, imposing large-scale social restrictions. COVID-19 cases in Indonesia soared within a month from zero to 2,273 cases with 198 dead, among the highest death rates in the world.Read also: Staple foods safe, but masks, sanitizer gone from markets as consumer behavior shifts A consumer survey in Indonesia has shown that people are buying more health and hygiene products and trying online fitness classes as the coronavirus continues to spread.In the survey, conducted recently by Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum, 85 percent of respondents reported doing more handwashing while 46 percent said they took vitamin supplements.The survey is backed by data from Nielsen showing that the value of liquid hand soap, for example, saw a 285 percent increase in March compared to the first two months of 2020. People are also buying more hand sanitizer, liquid antiseptic and wet tissues.