U.S. training Panamanians in fight against drug trafficking

Posted on September 4, 2012 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Panama, Police/Military Activity, United States

Panama is a priority in the fight against drugs, their weaknesses in the area of ​​money laundering and drug trafficking across the territory are a concern for U.S. forces trying incessantly that the United States do not touch drugs. Only in 2010, 48 Panamanian Public Force were trained by the Americans to fight drugs, in 2011, the figure rose to 85 national and in 2012, 92 Panamanians different security agencies were trained.

Panama susceptible

Lt. Col. Scott Latimer, a spokesman of the Southern Command, said that Panama receives much of its geographic position approach, “we see it as a funnel” and felt the success to minimize the movement of drugs, leading to Panama to second place point of this transnational scourge. Read Article

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