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Friday, April 19 2019 @ 08:53 PM UTC

Police Seize 720 Kilos of Cocaine in Coclé de Norte

Drug TraffickingBy Delfia Cortez and Meredith Serracín for the Panama America - The National Police of Colón together with the Specialized Anti Drug prosecutor seized 720 kilos of cocaine in the sector of Coclé de Norte, Colón province, as part of "Operation Chiquero." Along with the seized drugs, six people were arrested, four Panamanians and two Colombians. In addition three boats were seized, one 9 mm pistol, and 30 tanks each containing 55 gallons of gasoline. During the operation there was an exchange of gunfire between those guarding the drugs and police units, one person was injured. The seized cocaine was taken in 24 sacks to Club Náutico in Colón and later transferred to Panama City.

Decomisan 720 kilos de cocaína en Colón

Delfia Cortez, Meredith Serracín PA-DIGITAL

La Policía Nacional de Colón en conjunto con la Fiscalía especializada de Drogas, logró incautar 720 kilos de cocaína en el sector de Coclé de Norte, provincia de Colón, todo esto mediante la operación denominada "Chiquero".

Junto a la droga decomisada fueron detenidas 6 personas, 4 de ellos panameños y 2 colombianos.

También se incautaron 3 embarcaciones, una pistola 9 milímetros y 30 tanques que contenían 55 galones de gasolina.

Durante la operación se registró un intercambio de disparos entre quienes custodiaban la mercancía y las unidades policiales, resultando herida una persona que se presume sea del bando contrario a los uniformados.

La cocaína incautada y distribuida en 24 sacos fue llevada al Club Náutico de Colón y posteriormente trasladada a la ciudad de Panamá.

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