The offices of the Andean Airlines (Lincandisa), of the advisory company Gestores del Ecuador (Gestorum) and the importing company Comercializadora Empresarial (Team Business) do not operate there. According to the US Treasury Department, these three firms were established by the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Ecuador to launder money.
They are also part of the 288 companies the leader of the Sinaloa cartel has been used since 2007 for illegal activities in 15 countries in the region.
In the investigations it was determined that these are boutiques, airlines, real estate firms, mining companies, gas stations, medicines distribution companies, livestock enterprises, investment firms. There are also some that were allegedly engaged in the breeding of ostriches, horses and foundations. (I)