Panama Seizes More Than 1,200 Containerized Drug Packages from Colombia

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The Public Prosecutor explained that the drug was found in the port of Colón.

The Panamanian authorities reported today that they confiscated a total of 1,215 drug packages in a Caribbean port that were hidden in a container from Colombia.

The Public Ministry explained in its Twitter account that the drug was found in the port of Colón, in the Panamanian Caribbean, aboard the ship Guayaquil Express, which came from Buenaventura, Colombia.

The drug packages were distributed in 15 black suitcases that were stacked in a maritime container, the prosecution said in the same social network, where he showed photographs of the confiscation and where he announced the holding of a press conference in the morning to give more details to the respect.

The Panamanian government launched two major operations to combat drug trafficking by land, sea and air at the beginning of the month, which will focus on fifty vulnerable communities throughout the country, with the support of Colombia, Costa Rica and the United States.

Panama Seizes More Than 1,200 Containerized Drug Packages from Colombia

The Panamanian president, Juan Carlos Varela, said during the launch of the operations that in the last four years the cocaine production in Colombia has quadrupled and has gone from 50,000 hectares to more than 200,000. Panama seized last year at least 84.6 tons of drugs, mostly cocaine, a record figure according to official data.

 

 

Source: El Siglo