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Wednesday, April 16 2014 @ 11:53 PM EDT

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65 Cylinders Of Cocaine Seized In Colon

Drug Trafficking

On Wednesday, October 9th, 65 cylinders of cocaine were seized at a police checkpoint in Maria Chiquita, Colon.

The drugs were inside of the trunk of a taxi, according to the driver he didn't know he was carrying the drugs.

The commissioner Porfirio Justavino, head of the National Police in Colón, said this modality is not as prevalent.

The authorities requested support from the community to report crimes or suspicious movements around their areas.(La Critica)

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Colombia Offers Counseling To Panama To Fight Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking

In the last meeting between the Colombian Defense Minister and the Minister of Security of Panama, the Colombian government offered Panama a range of equipment to fight drug trafficking.

The main objective of Colombia is to slow the passage of drugs through the Panamanian coasts while combating the guerrilla presence on the border.

Within the counseling Panama will receive, the main subject will be anti-kidnapping operations and maritime interdiction.

Mulino appreciated the offer, but never said if he would accept the offer or not.

Recently about 20 units of the SENAFRONT were trained by Colombia on the use of the RPG-7.(TVN)

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30 Kilos Of Cocaine Found Inside Almond Truck

Drug Trafficking

Today, The Panama Customs authorities seized 30 kilos of cocaine in a container from the United States carrying boxes of almonds to Holland.

The drugs were seized at the Port of Balboa, on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, by agents of the Technical Unit of Customs Container Control (UNITEC), according to a statement from the National Customs Authority.

Using x-ray scanners, the officers detected the abnormality in one of the containers in transit, according to customs clearance it contained only boxes of almonds, but a blue suitcase was found with 30 kilos of cocaine in between the almond boxes.(La Critica)

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The Police Seized Drugs, Weapons And Money In Carrasquilla

Drug TraffickingUnits from the National Police carried out an operation at the Plaza Valencia building in Carrasquilla, San Francisco.

As a result of the police raid they managed to seize drugs, money, weapons (AK-47) and captured several undocumented Colombians and Spanish subjects.

The subjects were throwing packages of money through the window of the apartments. (Critica)

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Several Raids Made By The Colon Police

Drug Trafficking

The seizure of three firearms, including a .22 caliber rifle and the arrest of three people were the result of several raids made by ​​units of the Colon Police during the weekend.

Police units found a rifle in the area of ​​Puerto Lindo, Portobelo district.

In the same area, a .38 revolver was seized, while in Calle 7 central, the police confiscated a 9mm handgun and a supplier with 14 ammunitions from a citizen.

Meanwhile, the police also conducted raids on Calle 9 between Avenida Melendez and Central, where the Drug Prosecutor seized 258 packs of crack, the owner of the place was arrested.

Also, a Colombian citizen was arrested in Cativa for not carrying his papers or documentation to stay in the country.(La Critica)

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525 Kilos Of Cocaine Were Seized By The Senan

Drug TraffickingThe National Air Service (Senan) of Panama seized 525 kilos of cocaine and arrested four Colombians, allegedly related to the shipment, in the Caribbean shore of Panama, according to information received by the police entity.

Units from the Senan seized the drugs last Saturday in Costa Arriba, Colon, 85 kilometers away from the capital, according to a statement issued by the Senan.

525 kilos of cocaine were found inside 38 bags that were being carried in a 50 ft ferry handled by four Colombians, who were arrested and taken together with the drugs to the base of the Senan in Colon, right by the Panama Canal.

The Senan seized the cocaine shipment through an intelligence operation called “Santa Faustina," according to the information we received.

So far this year the National Air Service of Panama has seized a total of 18.391 kilos of drugs, out of which 17.318 were cocaine and 1.073 were marihuana, according to the police institution. (Critica)

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Two Foreign Subjects Were Arrested For Drugs And Prostitution

Drug TraffickingThrough an operation conducted on Friday by agents of the DIJ and the Drug Prosecutor they managed to arrest two Colombian subjects under the charges of prostitution and drug possession.

The arrested citizens, a man and a woman, were found in a building in El Dorado, after receiving several complaints of prostitution and consumption of illegal drugs. (TVN)

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38 Packages Of Cocaine Abandoned In Los Santos

Drug Trafficking

Today evening, the SENAN seized 38 packages of cocaine in an abandoned boat in Tonosi, province of Los Santos.

Authorities said everything started with a chase by sea when the authorities first saw the boat.

The three occupants of the boat made ​​it to the shore and went into the jungle, leaving the boat abandoned with the illicit substance in it.

So far, they haven't captured the subjects involved in this crime.(TVN)

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38 Packs Of Cocaine Seized In 24 De Diciembre

Drug Trafficking

Today, The National Police seized 38 packs with alleged cocaine in the village of 24 de Diciembre, Panama Este.

The drugs were found by the police during an operation in the neighborhood Los Cántaros, on the main road.

A 19 year old citizen was retained at the site for carrying 38 clear plastic packs with white powder in them, presumed to be cocaine.

The suspect was detained and taken to the Police Substation of Felipillo.(La Critica)

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120 Kilos Of Cocaine Found In Cocle

Drug Trafficking

120 kilos of cocaine were found inside of a vehicle in the province of Cocle.

According to the authorities, the subjects aboard of the vehicle evaded several roadblocks between Rio Grande and Penonomé, so they were pursued by the DIJ and the Cocle police.

Under the pressure of being wanted by the authorities, the subjects decided to abandon the vehicle.

So far, no one has been arrested for this crime.(TVN)

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The Police Found Drugs Hidden Inside A Fuel Tank In Chiriqui

Drug TraffickingThe National Police seized 43 kilos of cocaine in Las Lomas, in the district of David, Chiriqui, on Saturday.

The drugs were hidden inside one of the fuel tanks of a truck.

Currently, one subject is arrested for this case. (Mi Diario)

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A Whole Gang Dedicated To Drug Trafficking In Colon Was Arrested

Drug TraffickingThree Colombian subjects were arrested and 200 kilos of cocaine were seized in Colon after an operation called “Galaxia” led by the Sensitive Units of the Judicial Investigation Department (DIJ) from the National Police.

The seizure was carried out at a repair workshop located in Cativa where they arrested three Colombian subjects of 22, 35 and 43 years old, two Hyundai micro buses and a gray Nissan. These three cars were being fixed with a fake bottom.

During the inspection of the vehicle, the units and members of the First Drug Prosecutor’s Office found the drugs in one of the mini buses, which had a total of 200 packages of cocaine wrapped in black tape.

This action was undertaken with the purpose of cancelling the plans of this group dedicated to drug trafficking. However, the investigations are still in progress. (Estrella)

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43 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Chiriqui

Drug Trafficking

Today, The National Police seized 43 kilos of cocaine in Las Lomas, district of David, Chiriqui.

The drug was hidden in the fuel tank of one of the trucks in the area.

A subject was arrested for being involved in this crime, the police will keep on investigating this case.(Mi Diario)

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Drug Trafficking Gang Captured At 12 De Octubre

Drug Trafficking

Various operations were made by the authorities resulting in the capture of a drug trafficking gang operating in Panama.

During the operations, 5 men were arrested, they were in the parking lot of a warehouse located at 12 de Octubre.

Apparently the subjects were about to deliver a shipment of drugs near the area where they were arrested.(TVN)

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200 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Colon

Drug Trafficking

The National Police managed to seize 200 kilos of cocaine in Cativá, province of Colon.

It is presumed more drugs can be detected at the site, the police began the tracking operation yesterday, Thursday September 26th.

The National Police will submit a more detailed report about this seizure and the operation in the next few hours.(La Critica)

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121 Kilos Of Cocaine Found In A Rice Truck

Drug Trafficking

Today, September 26th, Units of the DIJ seized 121 kilos of cocaine being carried in a rice truck.

The drug seizure was made at the Guabalá checkpoint, in Chiriquí, in the morning hours of today.

A gun was also seized and one subject was detained.

The National Police will keep on investigation this case.(La Critica)

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50 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Darien

Drug Trafficking

Today, About 50 kilos of cocaine were seized from a Panamanian citizen who was arrested at a police checkpoint in Punoloso, province of Darien.

This is the result of the anti-drug operation called "Contra Cara", being made by the SENAFRONT.

The drug was found inside of his vehicle, specifically in the false bottom on the back door and floor of the car.

A gun with it's permission was also found inside of the vehicle.

After this arrest, two more subjects were arrested, the SENAFRONT will continue with the investigations to find out if there's more people involved in this crime.(Mi Diario)

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Police Operations In Veracruz And Alcalde Diaz

Drug Trafficking

The National Police arrested several people involved in drug trafficking crimes during their operations in Veracruz and Alcalde Diaz.

During a raid, 33 year old Ruben Ortiz Morales, was captured in Veracruz, Arraijan.

Ortiz had $10 thousand dollars he couldn't justify, so he will be placed at the disposal of the Senior Prosecutor of Panama.

In another operation registered in the sector of La Represa, also in Veracruz, 32 year old Alexis Rojas Atencio was arrested, according to the police source, he held the capturing order 3246 for the date of July 2nd, 2013 in the First Municipal Court of Arraijan.

During a search operation in the area of ​​Caimitillo, Alcalde Diaz, north of the province of Panama, a subject is arrested for the possession of 82 packs of cocaine, 25 bags of marijuana, three boxes of Jaisalmer cigarettes and a digital weight.

He also had a jar with $700 in his possession.(Mi Diario)

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33 Packages Of Cocaine Seized From A Subject In Arraijan

Drug Trafficking

On Saturday night, September 14th, a subject was detained by the National Police for the possession of 33 packages of cocaine, in Arraijan.

The subject also had a 9mm handgun, 10 unexploded ammunitions and $105 in cash, allegedly product of the narcotics sale, in his possession.

The man was arrested after a raid made at his house, located at calle sexta of casco viejo in Vista Alegre, district of Arraijan.(Dia a Dia)

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500 Packages Of Cocaine Seized In Arraijan

Drug Trafficking

Yesterday morning, 500 packages of cocaine were seized in the district of Arraijan, according to Manuel Castillo, Director of the DIJ.

9 panamanian subjects were arrested after this seizure, including 2 units of the national police who are already under the orders of the Office of Drugs.

The illicit substance was hidden in a false bottom at a workshop located in Nuevo Arraijan, inside of a white Isuzu truck.(Dia a Dia)

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The Police Seized 300 Kilos Of Cocaine

Drug TraffickingThe National Police informed through their account ‏@protegeryservir about another successful operation against drug trafficking.

According to their Tweet the Police in Pueblo Nuevo, the Police Information Department (DIP) and the Drugs Prosecutor seized 300 kilos of cocaine.

Earlier in the day, the Judicial Investigation Department (DIJ) informed about the seizure of 500 kg of cocaine in Arraijan, the arrest of 9 subjects, including 2 police men. (TVN)

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97 Wraps Of Cocaine Left In Paso Canoas

Drug Trafficking

Units of the State Border Service West Battalion managed to watch a guy who walked by the area acting suspiciously and when he was asked for his documentation the subject fled, leaving his ID and a black briefcase with 97 plastic wraps of cocaine inside, in Paso Canoas.

The subject's arrest request was made in the commercial area of ​​Paso Canoas, specifically in the boundary opposite to the shopping center known as "City Mall" and near the Paso Canoas International School.

The documents left by this man were his ID with the name "Luis Miguel Pineda Calvo", a cell phone and coins in Balboas and colones.(La Critica)

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Drugs And A Firearm Seized In Chiriqui

Drug Trafficking

Units of the DIJ seized drugs, a firearm, ammunitions and cash during a raid made at a house in the area of Loma Colorada, Province of Chiriqui.

A bag of marijuana, 27 packages of cocaine, a .38 caliber gun without a permit, 11 ammunitions and $400 in cash were found inside of the residence.

A 23 year old man has been arrested for this case, the subject was placed at the disposal of the competent authorities.(La Critica)

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16 Kilos Of Drugs Were Seized In Cerro Viento

Drug Trafficking

Two citizens were arrested for drug possession during a police raid in Cerro Viento.

The raid was made yesterday, Tuesday, at Calle 3 of Cerro Viento, house# 1773.

The raid was carried out by units of the DIP, 16 kilos of drugs were seized.(La Critica)

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Ecuadorian Couple With Heroin Tablets In Their Stomachs Was Detained At Airport

Drug TraffickingUnits from the Judicial Investigation Department (DIJ) located in the Tocumen International Airport arrested a couple from Ecuador with heroin tablets in their stomach, frustrating their plans of taking off towards Santo Domingo.

The 20-year-old male and the 29-year-old woman arrived on Sunday from Ecuador when they were arrested by the DIJ and the Police Information Directorate (DIP).

Together with the Prosecutor’s Office Specialized in Crimes Related to Drugs they arrested the couple after they passed through the X-ray machine before boarding the plane, because strange objects were detected in their stomachs.

Both subjects were taken to the Santo Tomas Hospital where the woman and the male have respectively thrown out 62 and 58 tablets. The heroin tablets were wrapped in latex. (Critica)

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2 Suitcases With Cocaine Seized By The National Police

Drug Trafficking

Yesterday, Monday, a man was arrested by the Narcotics Police for the possession of 50 kilos of cocaine in two suitcases.

The subject is of Panamanian nationality, 40 years old and hasn't been identified yet, he was carrying the suitcases with drugs in a rented vehicle, according to a statement from the National Police.

During a preventive check the man became nervous, so the agents in conjunction with the Drug Prosecutor checked inside of the car and found the two suitcases in the trunk of the car, each with 25 kilos of cocaine.

The detainee was traveling towards the province of Chiriqui, Authorities will continue investigating the case.(La Prensa)

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Two Subjects Detained For Being Involved In Drug Related Crimes

Drug Trafficking

Yesterday, the SENAFRONT arrested a Panamanian and a Colombian subject for allegedly being linked to drug trafficking and robbery.

Both were traveling on the main road in Santa Clara, province of Chiriqui, their suspicious behavior alerted the authorities, who arrested them.

According to the officers, when checking the vehicle with a detection dog they found a .38 revolver without permission and a balaclava.(Mi Diario)

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Four Subjects Were Arrested After They Were Found With Cocaine

Drug TraffickingOne Panamanian and three foreigners (one Costa Rican and two Colombians) were arrested for carrying three plastic bags with cocaine.

The subjects were arrested after a surveillance conducted by the Narcotic Units from the Judicial Investigation Directorate (DIJ), who followed them from Hato Pintado (Pueblo Nuevo) to Via España, where the vehicle stopped and it was then intercepted by the units.

The three red plastic bags were wrapped in duct tape.

The authorities also seized $4,763 in cash and two cell phones found inside the vehicle. This case was handed over to the authorities to continue with the investigations. (TVN)

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100 Kilos Of Drugs Were Found Inside An Abandoned Vehicle In Chiriqui

Drug TraffickingAgents from the National Police seized 100 kilos of cocaine left behind in a vehicle by two subjects.

When the men saw the Police checkpoint at the Pan-American Highway, near the main road in David, they abandoned the vehicle and took off running.

“After the vehicle was inspected the agents found several black plastic bags with drugs,” said Julio Lasso, chief of Police in Chiriqui.

Both subjects, who tried leaving the district in a cab, where arrested a few minutes later and handled by the authorities in the Drug Prosecutor’s Office, and an investigation process was started for drug trafficking.

The National Police confirmed they recovered a 22 caliber firearm, with long barrel, and ten rounds with seven munitions, hidden in the backyard of a 50-year-old citizen in San Andres de Bugaba. (TVN)

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The Police Seized 95 Kilos Of Drugs In Panama East

Drug TraffickingThe National Police seized 95 kilos of drugs found inside a deposit in Belen, in Panama East.

During this operation the Police arrested four people to investigate them and determine their involvement in this case.

They also managed to seize several 4x4 vehicles used to move the drugs. (Dia A Dia)

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