Panama Will Spend $637 Million On Public Security in 2013
Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 01:29 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: If the entire annual budget for FY 2013 is to be about $15 billion dollars, this means at $637 million the Ministry of Public Security will see only 4.25% of all spending, assuming this budget is approved by the National Assembly. In Panama, basically every government employee who carries a service weapon of some type (National Police, National Air Service, State Border Service, etc.) all work for the Ministry of Public Security. They are responsible for fighting crime and drug trafficking, primarily. Panama's improving economy has meant these guys are getting more money, more funding, better equipment, more personnel, better boats and planes and helicopters, radios, radars, guns, vests, vehicles, etc. You can't fight the bad guys if there's no gas in the tank, or if the engine won't start...