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Million dollar airport robbery suspect arrested


Posted 21/01/2022

One of the suspects involved in the theft of more than one million dollars at the cargo terminal of the Tocumen International Airport was arrested on Friday, January 21.

The apprehension by the National Police was carried out through the "Emperor" operation, in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office.

The robbery occurred on October 6, at the facilities of the DHL parcel transnational, located in the cargo terminal.

According to the Police, the suspect was arrested at dawn, in the El Ciruelito sector, in the district of Penonomé, in the province of Coclé.

The arrested suspect is also implicated in a violation, recorded last year after the robbery occurred at the air terminal.

According to the authorities, he has a  robbery crime record for which he served   10 years in prison.

The more than a million dollars, in discard bills that would be sent to the United States to be destroyed, were in four bags.

The incident occurred on October 6, 2021, at 2:00 am The robbery was reported by one of the security guards, who said that several armed men threatened them with firearms and took the four bags with cash.

Following theft, the Minister of Public Security, Juan Pino, reported that the entity he directs was once again in charge of the custody of the discarded money during its transfer.


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Tocumen Airport $1 million robbery earns 14 years jail


Posted 06/09/2022

One of the people involved in the robbery of over a million dollars Tocumen International Airport cargo terminal has been jailed for 14 years.

“The Second Section of Crimes Against the Metropolitan Economic Patrimony achieved a sentence of 14 years in prison for a man, for the crime of aggravated robbery of more than one million dollars, which occurred in 2021, in the facilities of a company at the Airport of Tocumen”, said a  Public Ministry statement.

The robbery occurred on October 6, 2021, at the facilities of the DHL parcel transnational, at Tocumen International. The money was discarded and was destined for the United States.

On January 21, the National Police confirmed the arrest in Penonomé, Coclé, of a man who was involved in the event.


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