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Tuesday, August 22 2017 @ 06:24 PM EDT

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10 Bags Of "Crispy" Seized In Rio Abajo

Drug Trafficking

Today, Units of the National Police were able to seize 10 bags of the drug known as "crispy" during a raid carried out at Calle 17 in Rio Abajo.

The drug was intended for retail sale, but was confiscated by police units before it could happen.

No one was arrested for this crime.(La Critica)

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The SENAN Seized 210 Kilos Of Cocaine In Mogo Mogo Island

Drug TraffickingThe National Air Service informed they seized 210 kilos of cocaine near the island Mogo Mogo, in the Las Perlas Archipelago, in the Pacific shore.

Close to where they found the cocaine, in several bulks floating file miles away from Mogo Mogo Island, the agents of the Senan destroyed approximately 13 thousand marihuana plantations in Isla del Rey, also in the Las Perlas Archipelago.

Both operations were carried out with the Drug Prosecutor of the Public Ministry, according to a statement from the Senan.

So far this year, the Senan has seized approximately 19 thousand kilos of drugs, out of which 18 thousand correspond to cocaine, and approximately 1 thousand kilos of marihuana, and they have destroyed over 18 thousand marihuana plants, according to the statement. (Prensa)

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The Authorities Destroyed Thousand Of Marihuana Plants In Isla Del Rey

Drug TraffickingApproximately 10 thousand marihuana plantations were destroyed by units of the National Air Service (SENAN), in an inhospitable area in Isla del Rey, in the Las Perlas Archipelago.

The operation of the destruction of these plants was coordinated with the officials of the First Drug Prosecutor, on Friday and Saturday.

No one linked to this gigantic plantation, almost covering two hectares, has been arrested yet.

This plantation was located through an air patrol carried out by units of the SENAN, who saw the plantation from the air.

Months before this discovery, units from the SENAN seized three packages of marihuana at a private port in Punta Paitilla.

It was known that the illegal substance seized back then was harvested in an island located in the Pacific. (Critica)

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7 People Were Arrested For Carrying 55 Kilos Of Cocaine

Drug TraffickingSubjects who were trying to use their kids and wives as a facade to evade the police checkpoint from the National Police in Guabalá, Chiriquí, were arrested for carrying drugs.

The subjects were traveling in 2 vehicles, and they had 55 kilos of cocaine hidden in the front doors, one had 27 kilos and the other had 28.

7 people were arrested, 4 women and 3 men, and the children were taken to the Children’s Court. (TVN)

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15 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Bugaba

Drug Trafficking

Today, 15 kilos of cocaine were seized by agents of Customs Control from the Customs Authority of Chiriqui.

The illegal merchandise was hidden in the trunk of a sedan car, whose driver tried to evade the checkpoints Customs officials had settled in Quebrada Grande, a town located about three kilometers away from the border of Paso Canoa.

"They chased the subject from Quebrada Grande to the community of Las Azules of Bugaba where he was surrounded and captured," as said by Abdiel Lezcano, Customs Regional Administrator in Chiriqui.(TVN)

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200 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Ancon

Drug Trafficking

On Saturday, 200 kilos of cocaine were seized by officials of the National Customs Authority at Puerto Balboa, district of Ancon.

The finding was reported by the team of the Global Container Control Program (PGCC), with the support of the Technical Unit of Container Control of the National Customs Authority (UNITEC).

The container came all the way from Ecuador bound to Italy, allegedly carrying bananas, The drug was found under a false bottom inside of the container.

The Office of Drugs is currently handling the investigations.(La Critica)

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Drugs Were Found Inside A Bus From The Route Panama-David

Drug Trafficking15 kilos of cocaine were found on board of a bus from the route Panama-David. Two 18-year-old women were arrested for this event.

The drugs were found inside two bags, both underneath the seat of the passengers who were traveling with two babies, simulating a family trip.

In one of the bags 8 kilos were found and 7 kilos in the other bag. The authorities found the drugs while the bus was stopped at the police checkpoint in Guabalá thanks to the canine units of the National Police, together with staff from the Prosecutor specialized in crimes related to drugs. (Telemetro)

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7 Drug Traffickers Arrested In Pacora

Drug Trafficking

On Thursday night, 7 drug traffickers (6 Panamanian and 1 Colombian) were arrested by units of the Investigation Police in Tocumen with the drug known as "crispy" in their possession, in Rio Chico, Pacora.

The subjects had a speedboat with outboard engines and gasoline tanks when they were surprised by the Police.

The operation lasted more than five hours, a pickup taxi cab with license plate 8- RI2621 and a 4x4 truck were also seized from the subjects, as they were going to be used to transport the drugs.

When the criminals were detained, they immediately surrendered to the police.

The Police moved the drugs to the National Police headquarters in Ancon, where they will be turned over to the Drug Prosecution.(Dia a Dia)

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Foreigner Arrested At The Tocumen International Airport

Drug Trafficking

Yesterday, The Narcotics Unit of the DIJ, arrested a subject who tried to leave the country carrying illicit substances at the Tocumen International Airport.

The man is of foreign nationality, he came from Brazil with Nigeria as his destination, he had a green plastic bag with clothes inside and a black briefcase with double bottom, hiding drugs on it's inside.

Two squared packages of cocaine, wrapped in black plastic, were seized from the subject.(La Critica)

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383 Kilos Of Cocaine Were Seized In Colon

Drug TraffickingA total of 383 kilos of cocaine were seized by the National Air Service (SENAN) in Santa Isabel, Colon, according to the commissioner Ramón Nonato López.

During the operation “Jerusalen” two Panamanians living in Guna Yala were arrested. (Critica)

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195 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Tole

Drug Trafficking

Yesterday, units of the National Police seized 195 kilos of cocaine hidden inside of a mule truck with license plate S211796 at the Guabala checkpoint in Tole.

The drugs were hidden in the tires of the truck, in a metal double bottom constructed by the drug traffickers to prevent the drug from being detected," said Commissioner Jose Navarro of the National Police.

The drug was seized when the driver of the mule truck, who's a 25 year old Costa Rican citizen, arrived the police checkpoint and the canine unit detected the drugs.

The raid on the mule was held at the National Police headquarters in David, where the units of the Police Investigation Department found the illegal substances, distributed in 13 truck tires.

The foreigner was placed at the orders of the Drug Prosecutor, where he was interrogated and ​​charged for international drug trafficking.

The truck was traveling from Panama to Central America, according to commissioner Navarro.(La Critica)

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60 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Tolé

Drug Trafficking

Today, the authorities seized 60 packages of cocaine and arrested two subjects heading from Panama to the province of Chiriqui.

The drugs were hidden in the trunk of the car when it was revised at the Guabalá checkpoint, Tolé district.

The two subjects are from the Arraijan district in the province of Panama.

The national police is investigating where the subjects were taking these drugs and making further investigations overall.(Mi Diario)

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Two Peruvians With Drugs In Their Stomach Were Detained At The Airport

Drug TraffickingCounternarcotics units from the Judicial Investigation Department (DIJ) of the National Police arrested two Peruvian citizens who were trying to go to Dominican Republic with drugs in their stomach.

The men of 20 and 24 years old arrived at the Tocumen International Airport from Perú to go to the Dominican Republic on Monday.

So far one of the subjects has expelled 105 tablets and the other 90. “This makes a total of 195 tablets with cocaine,” said the DIJ.

Both men are still in the process of expelling the drugs, so the amount might change in the next few hours. (TVN)

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100 Kilos Of Drugs Seized In Darien

Drug Trafficking

The State Border Service (SENAFRONT) seized four bags containing 100 kilos of suspected drugs in Puerto Limon, province of Darien.

An AK47 rifle with ammunitions was also seized during the operation made by the entity.

A Panamanian man was arrested for carrying the illegal substances.

No further details were given by the SENAFRONT.(TVN)

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Illegal Viagra Pills Being Sold In Panama

Drug Trafficking

Today, Ramon Fernandez of the Customs Authority, said during an interview illegal Viagra pills are being sold in Panama.

Fernandez talked about the sale of Viagra in places such as the Plaza 5 de Mayo, meaning they are smuggled pills because this medicine requires a prescription in order to be sold.

After noting this irregularity, Fernandez asked for people to report this type of anomalies so the inspectors of the Customs Authority can address the issue directly.

Meanwhile, Denis Solis, also from the Customs Authority, warned about the sale of smuggled toys aimed at children, commonly purchased at this time of the year.(Mi Diario)

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150 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Costa Del Este

Drug Trafficking

Today, the DIJ arrested a colombian citized and seized 150 kilos of cocaine and $179 thousand in cash during an operation made in Costa del Este, as confirmed by the drug prosecutor Javier Caraballo.

Caraballo said the information was received anonymously by people who observed suspicious movements in the place where the arrest of the suspect occurred.    

The raid was conducted following a surveillance operation and monitoring called "Quetzal", where the narcotic Unit of the DIJ of the National Police found 5 bags with a total of 150 kilos of cocaine hidden inside a container in Puerto Balboa.(La Critica)

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A Thousand Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Darien

Drug Trafficking

Today, units of the DEA seized 2.4 tons of cocaine transported in boats outgoing from the Colombian coast in three different operations.

One of these seizures was made on a ship sailing the waters of Darien in Panama, with a thousand kilos of cocaine, according to a press release the drug belonged to the gang "Los rastrojos."

The drugs seized during these operations with the Colombian police had the United States and Europe as destinations.

The other 2 drug operations were made in the Providencia island in Colombia and in the Punta Salinas Beach in Dominican Republic.(Mi Diario)

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A Colombian Required By The DEA Was Captured In Panama

Drug TraffickingThe National Police arrested Jair Montaño a.k.a. Pecueca in Pacora, a Colombian subject required by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), who is also linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The director of the National Police, Julio Moltó, said after the consultancy investigations with the authorities in Costa Rica, Colombia and the Interpol, they realized this person was using fake documents in the country. (Panama America)

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297 Marijuana Plants Destroyed By The SENAN

Drug Trafficking

Today, around 297 marijuana plants were destroyed by the SENAN in the northwestern sector of Pedro Gonzalez Island, in the Archipiélago de Las Perlas.

The process of destruction of these plants was performed by controlled burning and in the place of the seizure, in the presence of personnel of the Prosecutor for Crimes Related to Drugs.

The detection was performed during an air and sea patrol's operation conducted by operational units.

According to statistics provided by the National Directorate of Operations, through the section of Aeronaval statistics from 2009 to 2013 so far, the SENAN has seized 96 thousand kilos of drugs.

From this figure, 38 kilos of heroin, 93 thousand kilos of cocaine and around 2 thousand kilos of marijuana have been seized, and 18 thousand marijuana plants have been destroyed.(Mi Diario)

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Major Police Operation Made In La Chorrera

Drug Trafficking

Yesterday, after a major operation called "Merlin" made by units of the DIJ of the National Police, four Panamanians and a Colombian subject involved in the trafficking of illegal substances were arrested in the district of La Chorrera.

In conjunction with the Special Prosecutor for Drug Related Crimes, a shop located in the area of Guadalupe was raided, where a 60 year old woman and two males aged 22 and 29 were arrested.

During the operation, a residence in the area of ​​Llano Verde in La Chorrera was also raided. Within the property a caliber 12 shotgun with five unexploded cartridges was found, also arround $3 thousand in cash were found and a 38 year old person was arrested.

Three vehicles were seized, including a Toyota Hiace white bus, a gray Toyota 4Runner and a white Nissan Frontier.

7 packages of marijuana were found inside of the Toyota Hiace bus.

The detainees and evidences were placed at the orders of the Office of Drugs for the continuation of investigations.(Dia a Dia)

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A Panamanian Ship Was Detained In Ecuador For Carrying Drugs

Drug TraffickingA Panamanian ship carrying approximately a ton of drugs was detained on Sunday and its five foreign crew members were arrested, according to the Ecuador Navy.

They were two Colombians, one Panamanian, one Nicaraguan and one American, whose identities were not published. The authorities explained they were traveling on board of the fishing boat “Dorian” and will be given to the Prosecutor during the next few hours, together with the seized shipment, according to tweet sent by the institution.

The operation was carried out on Sunday morning, 145 miles to the west of the city of Manta, where they “intercepted and captured the Panamanian vessel,” says the message.

The news was confirmed by the Minister of Interior, José Serrano, through the same means, after he said the Army and the police did a “successful operation on the sea” through a coordinated action.

The police, through Twitter, informed the vessel had a total of 700 packages of cocaine.

Approximately 43 tons, without counting this operation, have been seized this year in Ecuador. (TVN)

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100 Kilos Of Cocaine Were Seized By The Police In Chiriqui

Drug Trafficking100 kilos of cocaine were seized through the operation Swing 13 from a resident of Barú, who was carrying drugs in a gray Mitsubishi Montero, license plate number 548431.

The drugs were found on Friday morning, at the police checkpoint in Guabalá, Tolé, Chiriquí, when the man was traveling from Panama City. A police officer and his dog carried out the inspection and found the drugs.

Three subjects are arrested for this case. (Critica)

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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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