The organization had subdivisions in Mexico, Panama, Peru, Chile and Venezuela and ran money exchange shops as fronts for their illegal activities.Prior to the arrests, Colombian authorities discovered that companies, used as a facade for the network, had received US$17 million over the past few months for fictitious goods sent to these countries. The money was deposited on a Curacao account to be withdrawn in Colombia.Authorities estimate that the network has been able to whitewash US$230 million, supposedly coming from Mancuso’s drug trafficking activities.
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