The Attorney General’s Office Unit of Transparency and Fight against Corruption announced yesterday afternoon through its Twitter account two new simultaneous raids related to the Odebrecht case in the cities of Guayaquil and Quito.
The operation in Guayaquil took place in Parque Empresarial Colon, although the Attorney General´s Office did not specify which offices were searched.
In Quito, the Attorney General´s Office raided the offices of the financial institution Sai Bank, which apparently operated without the authorization of the country’s control agencies. Three people were arrested there: Daniel B., Juan S., and Maria Belen A.
According to the authorities, the investigations showed that this financial institution was operating in Ecuador without any authorization, making it easier for citizens to have cash without suspicion, which would have facilitated illicit payments to public officials currently under investigation. (I)