On Monday Colombia’s commerce regulator said it could fine ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc. (UBER.N) more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017.
Uber has repeatedly drawn the IRE of authorities in Colombia, where the use of the service is widespread however illegal.
The nation has not mainly regulated transport services like Uber, however, has stated it should suspend for 25 years the licenses of drivers caught working for the platform.
The fine from the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce says Uber urges employees not to give information to regulators and to block access to company computers. These policies had been applied during the October 2017 visit, the regulator said.
The company introduced a disrespectful and obstructive attitude within the face of different information necessities on the part of officers,” the regulator said in a statement.
Uber mentioned in a statement it has not been officially informed of the fine, however, would study it as soon as it has been.
The fine additionally cites three Uber staffers by name, individually fining them between $1,469 and $7,344.
The two legal staffers and one manager “collaborated and executed the obstruction of the talked about the administrative visit and the incompletion of the orders and instructions imparted by the Superintendence,” the assertion mentioned.