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Ecuador: Argentina expels family of gang boss Adolfo Macías

The wife and children of a wanted Ecuadorean gang leader have been detained and expelled from Argentina.

Argentina's security minister said the move against Adolfo Macías Villamar's family showed the country is a "hostile territory for narco-criminals".

The gang leader, known as Fito, is at large after escaping from an Ecuadorean prison earlier this month.

Ecuador is under a state of emergency as a nationwide search for the organised crime boss continues.

Argentine authorities released footage on Friday of several people they say have links to Fito under police escort aboard an air force plane.

Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told a press conference they were detained at a property in the region of Córdoba and had been returned to Ecuador. She said eight people were deported in total, including associates and family members.

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