He also ordered the immediate suspension of the process of exemption of tariffs for these cases and the arrest of imported vehicles with fraudulent cards.
«Unscrupulous people obtain fraudulent disability cards to take advantage of benefits,» criticized the President of the Republic, Lenín Moreno, after complaints that would even spill over to public officials. He announced audits within the Ministry of Health, which is in charge of issuing these documents.
President Moreno mentioned that these people obtained the card to access improvements in labor settlements and the importation of vehicles without tariffs.
He recalled that the National Council for Equality of Disabilities (CONADIS) was in charge of this identification, where national federations participated.
«The previous government transferred the powers to the Ministry of Health and the mafias found another nest for their misdeeds,» he said.
Therefore, he ordered the immediate suspension of the process of exemption of tariffs for these cases; the arrest of imported vehicles with fraudulent cards; an audit of the Ministry of Health on a case-by-case basis and for this State Portfolio to investigate, report and punish those responsible; The plates of those cars will have a special badge and will reform the legal instruments so that the benefits reach those who really need them.
In addition, he announced that they filed the complaints in the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate, not only the crime of importing a vehicle, but also all fraudulent acts.
On the morning of this July 1, a police operation was carried out that left six detainees, who delivered this document for USD $ 1,300. The raids came after it became known that Daniel Salcedo, investigated for his alleged connection to a corruption network in hospitals, has a disability card.