While the robbers were just going to succeed one more time in their felonies, the officers from the Criminal Investigation Division (Divincri) from Chiclayo captured 4 members of the international band last Saturday, after 3 months of investigations.
One of the gang members was Luis Armando Alfaro Medina, who earlier were a member of the National Police of Peru (PNP) and the other criminals were Huamán Chillos and Edilberto Ruen Romero who were captured with guns, lots of ammunitions and 2 grenades.
For the last year they had been dedicated to the robbery of new vans in Lima, Trujillo and Chiclayo, for selling them afterwards in Ecuador. During this year, they had robbed more than fifth teen new 4 x 4 vans that were taken to Tumbes to enter Ecuador with fake documents.
Luis Franco Burgos Silva, the 42 year old former the leader of the organization was detained in Tumbes together with Alberto Sambrano Ordoñez from Ecuador, who was the contact between the robbers and the potential buyers in Quito.