Ecuador has Seized 24 Tons of Drugs since January 2012

Posted On Dec 20 2020 by

first_imgBy Dialogo August 22, 2012 Ecuador has seized about 24 tons of drugs since Jan. 2012, through operations that have left about 2,000 people arrested, said the national director of the Ecuadorian Anti-narcotics Police, General Juan Barragán. “So far this year, we have seized about 24 tons of various drugs in the country,” the official told Radio Quito, adding that police also managed to dismantle a “high number” of criminal organizations at different levels. Barragán noted that the confiscated drugs, included 8.4 tons of marijuana and cocaine paste intended for the “local market”. “Already 2,000 people have been detained and 2,440 operations were conducted with good results”, said the anti-narcotics chief. In Ecuador, drug seizures reached 26 tons in 2011, compared with 18 tons in 2010 and a record 68 tons in 2009. On July 25, President Rafael Correa said his country was implementing mechanisms to prevent infiltration of international drug trafficking organizations. “We are taking every measure to prevent the infiltration of international cartels in Ecuador”, said the president, stressing that “throughout the Andean region, Ecuador is the only country that does not produce coca.”last_img read more


Donegal water schemes at risk as public urged to conserve water

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgIrish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell continues. Demand for water right across Donegal continues to increase and some areas have been identified as at-risk of shortages. The state of water supplies in Ireland has been described as ‘critical’ this week as reservoir levels drop.Irish Water and Donegal County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the two at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Lough Mourne and Milford public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible, such as taking short showers rather than baths, not using a hose to water the garden or wash cars and keeping paddling pools very shallow. In many of Irish Water’s schemes around the country, supply and demand were already under pressure and the spell of warm weather has exacerbated this situation. Demand for water is increasing while levels in rivers and lakes are dropping significantly which means that is there is less water available to treat and supply to homes and businesses.Already some areas in Athlone, Kilkenny, Longford and north Dublin have experienced outages and restrictions and areas in Donegal, Galway, Limerick and Mullingar have been identified as being at risk. Irish Water’s Drought Management Team is meeting daily and is monitoring water supplies and demand around the country.Commenting on the situation, Irish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Gannon said:“We are very grateful to the public for all efforts to conserve water. As we can see from the drop in demand in the Greater Dublin Area overnight, every small measure has a positive impact. We were very encouraged for example to see Dublin Bus commit to only washing their fleet every three days instead of every day. “However, we have a long way to go. If the drought is prolonged, water restrictions will become unavoidable if demand does not continue to drop. Irish Water is appealing to the public to be continue to be mindful of their water usage. Every effort someone makes in their home or business impacts their neighbour and community. Irish Water have lots of tips for conserving water in the home, garden and business on water.ie.“Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme teams are on the ground now but we also need the public’s support to reduce their water usage. The top three measures that people can take are not using a hose to water the garden or wash cars; keeping paddling pools very shallow if they are being used; and taking short showers rather than baths.“The situation remains critical and we are continuing to seek the public’s help. Every effort the public make to conserve water will help to minimise risk of supply loss to them and their community.”Donegal water schemes at risk as public urged to conserve water was last modified: June 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Irish Waterlast_img read more