In a press release, the joint command specified that the finding occurred in San Lorenzo, in the province of Esmeraldas, where several incidents related to operations by irregular armed groups from the neighboring country, occurred.
According to the data, the seizure included two rifles (M16 and Galil), four drug cases, a combat vest and two Colombian military uniforms.
Members of the Marine Corps found the material while conducting surveillance and reconnaissance patrols in the area.
The instance clarified that military personnel carry out permanent operations in the border area, with inspections in the main access routes considered critical to prevent the entry of irregular armed groups from Colombia and counteract illicit activities. The central objective is to guarantee the security of citizens residing on the northern border.