Transnational Operation Leads to the Seizure of 2.7 Tons of Cocaine in Panama

Posted on June 3, 2013 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Drug Activity, Panama, Police/Military Activity, United States

From on June 2, 2013- A joint operation consisting of the United States, Colombia, and Panama led to the seizure of 2.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $54 million, on a Panamanian beach according to Colombian authorities. The operation was carried out in the Bocas Del Diablo resort area in Panama. The cocaine was found on a boat that belonged to the drug gang “Los Urabeños.” Yesterday, the United States included “Los Urabeños” in its “Kingpin Act” whose purpose is to block the activities of individuals or foreign organizations with suspected links to the drug trade. Colombian police shared information with the DEA who in turn shared the information with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Panamanian Navy. The boat left for Panama from the Gulf of Uraba, but was in Panamanian waters when the authorities intercepted it.  The boat’s crew escaped arrest. Read Article 

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