Wanted by Quito Metropolitan Police for Illegal Drug Trafficking
July 15, 2008
QUITO, ECUADOR NEWS -- Zamirna Patricia Enriquez-Hernandez, an international female fugitive, is most wanted by The Metropolitan Police of Quito, Ecuador, for illegal drug trafficking.
The Republic of Ecuador is located on the continent of South America. It is s bordered to the south by Peru and Colombia in the north, with the western and longest border of the country running along the Pacific coast. The lowlands of the country are Amazonian jungle with a tropical climate along the coast, which becomes gradual cooler moving inland with increasing elevations.
Quito, is the capital of Ecuador, which is located centrally in the northern region of the country. The city's elevation is 10,000 ft above sea level, and is located at the foot of the active volcano, Pichincha. Quito is the second most populated city in Ecuador, with an estimated population of nearly 1.4 million people. The Metropolitan Police are known for doing an excellent job of protecting the city from crime, lending to Quito's ability to attract worldwide visitations through it's rich history, art and culture. Divided into five zones, Quito's tourists mainly spend their time in the northern modern section of the city, which is dominated by hotels, restaurants, and clubs providing an active nightlife.
Meanwhile, the Republic of Ecuador, is substantially dependent on its petroleum resources. In early 2000, Ecuador suffered a severe economic crisis with a significant increase in poverty. The banking system collapsed and country defaulted on its international debts. Ecuador then adopted of the US dollar as legal tender and the economy eventually stabilized, but the poverty rate still remains as high as 38%.
The Ecuadorian population is an estimated 13,927,650 people. Travelers are forewarned of a high risk of contact with the following infectious diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever, and leptospirosis.
Unfortunately, organized illegal narcotics operations have penetrated across the Ecuadorian borders, making Ecuador a transit country for cocaine originating in Colombia and Peru. More than half of the US-bound cocaine passes through Ecuadorian Pacific waters. Ecuador is further known for its importation of precursor chemicals, and the country is an attractive location for drug traffickers to launder U.S. dollars do to its weak anti-money-laundering policies.
Enriquez-Hernandez was born in San Gabriel, a town of 15, 068 people in the Carchi province located near the Ecuador - Colombia border. Therefore, it is safe to assume she has ties to Colombian organized illegal narcotics operations, and therefore should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Zamirna Patricia Enriquez-Hernandez is described as:
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Zamirna Patricia Enriquez-Hernandez, a most wanted international female fugitive, should contact your local law enforcement, the FBI, Interpol, and the Policia Metropolitana De Quito at 593.319.1176.