Thursday, July 28 2011 @ 12:37 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Over the past two years Panamanian authorities have seized about 50 tons of cocaine per year total, in both 2009 and 2010. Some busts are bigger, some are smaller. In the past two days these three seizures represent 721 kilos, or 1,598 pounds, or .79 tons. In short, slightly under average for a "normal" week in Panama. It is estimated that more than 250 tons of cocaine passes through Panama every year, which means Panama is seizing about 20% of the total that's going by. Hey, you can't get it all, right?