Corruption Within Ecuador’s 911 Emergency System? A Missing Report

Posted on January 8, 2018 • Filed under: Corruption, Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency (MACHINE TRANSLATED) It exists, but nobody finds it. The first version of the report DAAC-0058-2017 of the Comptroller General of the State, which determined criminal liability for overpricing in the construction of six headquarters of the ECU-911, does not appear.

The document, published by EXPRESO in December, detailed the results of the examination conducted by the entity, which found an overpayment of $ 32 million to the companies Engineering Co. Ltd. (CAMC) and China Electronics Export and Import Corporation (Ceiec).

The report indicated, among other irregularities, the rise in unit prices for construction materials and furniture, as well as the refusal of the subcontractors of Asian companies to make their accounts transparent to the institution.

At that time, this newspaper stated that among the officials appointed by the examination were the former minister coordinator of Security, Vice Admiral Homero Arellano, and the current Interior Minister (who then presided over the ECU-911) César Navas. Until then, however, there were no actions in progress, as the State Attorney General’s Office had not received the report.

On Friday, the digital media La Posta published the reason: this is not found in the database of the Comptroller’s Office and nobody knows why.

The audit team that raised the report affirmed that the document was signed and delivered under the presumption of the crime of embezzlement. They added that the public version of this, which appears on the institution’s website, replicates the same amounts questioned and the evidence of disclaimers presented by the officials.


EXPRESO again consulted the Comptroller’s Office about the veracity of these statements and the status of that first report. Until press time, there was no response.

What is known, by sources that preferred the reservation of their name, is that the entity denounced the loss of the document and that, at the moment, a new special examination of the same building process is in progress.


Double charge

The subcontractor Solinfra Cía. Planned $ 795,136.30 for placing the wiring, video and television systems for the ECU-911 of Ibarra, Tulcán and Nueva Loja. Ceiec charged $ 2’777,111 for the same in the same venues.


The report found that Ceiec was canceled 98 additional items to those of the referential budget of the works, of which 27 presented variations in costs related to civil works, technology and furniture.


Three of the companies that appear as subcontractors in the CAMC documents: Construestilo SA, Erkaengine CIA LTDA. and Steelconcrete CIA LTDA., are registered in the Internal Revenue Service (SRI) as ghost companies.

Missing Goods

In the ECU-911 of Quito, the Comptroller’s Office discovered that several pieces of furniture collected by CAMC were not on the site, but there were records of receipt by them. After the special examination, the company installed them.

The Comptroller General of the State determined that in six headquarters of the ECU-911 built by the Chinese companies Engineering Co. Ltd. (CAMC) and China Electronics Export and Import Corporation (Ceiec) there were overprices in the unit values, which add an excessive cost of $ 32 million. Read Article

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