Ecuador Police Arrest Four Suspects in Esmeraldas Bombing Attacks

April 6, 2018 | Brainwave Science


 Four people have been arrested in Ecuador in connection with the bombing attacks carried out along the Colombian border in the early hours of Wednesday, Interior Minister Cesar Navas has confirmed.

This is just one of the series of bombing attacks and kidnappings carried out in the province in the last months. The Ecuadorean government blames drug cartels for this situation.

“There were police raids; as a result, four people were detained: three Ecuadoreans and one Colombian,” Navas said during a news conference in Esmeraldas. Ecuador’s Ministry of Communications confirmed the early morning attack in the province of Esmeraldas, in northwest Ecuador, near a bridge in Viche. There were no injuries reported. The minister also declared that the explosive used in the bombing attacks was constructed professionally.

“The national government states that around 01:45 a.m. an explosion was registered around Viche, in the Quininde municipality of Esmeraldas. There were no victims, nor were any buildings damaged,” the ministry said in a statement.

The police further took action, deploying immediate security actions. Roadblocks were put into place and investigations by specialized teams arrived.  According to the mayor of Quininde, Fabricio Tenorio, the roads have been reopened again later on.


Ecuador is just one of the many countries in the world affected by terrorism and drug operations. With terrorists on the rise, authorities find more challenges in keeping a nation safe. The new means of communications and technological developments facilitate terrorists’ reach over the world. Today, they find new believers through Social Media. They blend in with regular people. They make efforts in integrating into societies and social groups.

With this threat over all nations’ heads, law enforcement must redefine their security methods. Border security and counterterrorism agents need innovative and efficient tools for successful operations. In addition, the current investigative methods available are limited in terms of time and money; their results are limited and conditioned by the presence of specific evidence. For example, a DNA test is only effective if there is DNA found at the crime scene; this is not always the case. A polygraph taste can detect a lie, but there are endless proven cases where criminals got passed by the system and got away.

So how can nations fight the threat of terrorism and prevent it from taking an even larger proportion than it already has?


Did you ever know that the details of any relevant event remain in our brain, even in time? iCognative developed by Brainwave Science is an innovative security solution that identifies suspects from innocents relying on an automatized system that can detect the presence of information stored in the brain. iCognative utilizes advancements made in the field of neuroscience to enable a highly accurate identification of a person by distinguishing what a suspect, witness, or victim truly knows.

This new security aid has proven great results in Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Border Security and Law Enforcement missions. It offers agents the means to benefit from a scientific and objective means to resolve who exactly the perpetrators and accomplices are and their level of participation in any given crime.

The iCognative test can be used to investigate what information the 4 detained suspects from the bombings along the Colombian and Ecuadorean Border have stored in their brain. With the help of a iCognative test, any suspect, witness or person of interest relevant to the bombing attacks can be a subject and test can be conducted accordingly. The test can be built in 15 minutes with information relevant to the case, known only by the investigative agents and relevant to the perpetrators. They will be input into the system in the form of pictures or words and can be used as stimuli. Let us consider all the bombing attacks information we know so far and in this case can be used as stimuli: the date and place of the bombing –  01:45am on Wednesday and Quininde; the professional explosive used; information from the previous bombings in the area, such as the type of bomb and other relevant information.

These stimuli are then shown on a computer screen to suspects and suspect’s brain response to the stimuli is collected and analyzed by the system. If the information is present in the brain of any suspect, the test will determine it with a proven 99.9% accuracy.

This test can help investigative agents solve the case and determine if the 3 Ecuadorean suspects and the Colombian one are responsible for the bombing attacks. iCognative can also question their relationship with other suspects from previous bombing attacks in the area, known leaders, drug cartels, and kidnappings. All this information can be tested through the system’s proprietary technology.

With the aid of iCognative, law enforcement worldwide can better protect their national borders and citizens, keeping them safe from the terrorist threat.



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