Showdown: Ecuador Police And Military Take On Narcos

This footage shows a combined force of Ecuadorian police and military elements assaulting a compound in the town of Huaquillas. The building is occupied by narcos and other criminals recently branded terrorists by the Ecuadorian government, in the wake of prison escapes and violence.


The police take point, holding a perimeter around the building as the military stages one of their trucks. However, positioning the truck takes too long, and the truck is hit by small arms fire before the troops can dismount. A team takes the roof of the building before the ground team closes in on a red gate, which is opened from the inside by a soldier. The mixed team of police and soldiers then moves into the compound, taking fire from the second floor.


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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This footage shows a combined force of Ecuadorian police and military elements assaulting a compound in the town of Huaquillas. The building is occupied by narcos and other criminals recently branded terrorists by the Ecuadorian government, in the wake of prison escapes and violence.


The police take point, holding a perimeter around the building as the military stages one of their trucks. However, positioning the truck takes too long, and the truck is hit by small arms fire before the troops can dismount. A team takes the roof of the building before the ground team closes in on a red gate, which is opened from the inside by a soldier. The mixed team of police and soldiers then moves into the compound, taking fire from the second floor.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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