Mexican Cartels Operating in Panama

Posted on September 18, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Organized Crime, Panama

At least four Mexican drug trafficking organizations are operating in Panama and have been linked to murders, the La Prensa newspaper reported Monday, citing intelligence reports. Bureau of Prisons and intelligence reports “confirm the presence … of the Los Zetas, Beltran Leyva, Sinaloa and Juarez” cartels, which “use Panama as a base of operations for transporting cocaine into Mexico and the United States,” the newspaper said. “(Of) the nearly 2,500 foreigners currently detained in Panama, between 90 and 100 are Mexicans, all in drug cases and linked to narcocartels,” La Prensa said. Read Article

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