SENAN Busts Three Drug Traffickers With 525 Kilos of Cocaine
Friday, April 18 2014 @ 05:39 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
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.