This incident occurred in Los Rios province, where the police officers were part of a group of 11 armed people who faked a confiscation operation.
This operation ended up with the theft of 15,000 dollars, at least six cell phones, two hand guns (without respective permits), a wallet with documents and cards and the keys of a vehicle.
After the victims’ complaint, the local police mobilized and located a patrol with three police officers, who were arrested.
A fourth law enforcement officer is also under arrest and awaiting a flagrante delicto hearing.
In an official statement, the police confirmed that they started a pre-trial investigation stage with a 30-day preventive detention period.