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Wednesday, August 27 2014 @ 07:07 AM EDT

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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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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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