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Tuesday, August 22 2017 @ 06:26 PM EDT

SENAN Busts Three Drug Traffickers With 525 Kilos of Cocaine

Drug TraffickingOperational units of the SENAN captured three men, two Colombians and one Panamanian.

They seized 525 kilos of cocaine in Portobelo, in the province of Colon, in "Operation Cristo Negro."

The three drug traffickers were traveling in a 26 foot long speedboat named the "Guerrero."

They had 21 bundles on board, each with 25 kilos of cocaine, for a total of 525 kilos of cocaine, according to field testing.

So far this year the SENAN has seized a total of 3,651 kilos of drugs. (Siglo)

Editor's Comment: A big drug bust in the US is a couple of kilos. A big drug bust in Panama is a couple of tons. In this case 525 kilos is 1,157 pounds (or .57 tons). And the SENAN has already busted more than four tons of cocaine this year.

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