Ecuador has uncovered a money laundering network worth as much as 60 million dollars, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Eleven people were arrested when police wound up the network -- said to be linked to Colombia's notorious Cali cartel.
"The amounts that were managed total between 50 and 60 million dollars," said Washington Pesantez, a spokesman for Ecuador's chief prosecutor.
The scam centered on a married Ecuadorian couple who spun-off dozens of shell firms from a central business.
The police sting spanned five provinces and resulted in the seizure of 30 firms.
"They laundered vast sums of money for the Cali cartel," said Jose Cisneros, a prosecutor.