Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Moderators
6 minutes ago, Moderator_02 said:

 

Quote

bocas drugs.jpg

En Bocas del Toro cae exfiscal con 128 paquetes de droga

Leysi Cano

Exfiscal de Descarga en Bocas del Toro fue aprehendido por unidades de la Policía Nacional cuando transportaba 128 paquetes de presunta sustancia ilícita en un vehículo.  

 

Moderator comment: Below is an unedited automated translation of the above news article.

Quote

<<bocas drugs.jpg>>
In Bocas del Toro ex-prosecutor falls with 128 packages of drugs

Leysi Cano • Apr 21, 2020 - 08:30 PM

Former Unloading Prosecutor in Bocas del Toro was apprehended by units of the National Police while transporting 128 packages of alleged illicit substance in a vehicle.

 

https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/2020/04/22/en-bocas-del-toro-cae-exfiscal-con-128-paquetes-de-droga/2794224.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

Detienen a cuatro extranjeros con 1,425 paquetes de presuntas sustancias ilícitas

El subcomisionado Félix Kirven indicó que hasta el momento han sacado de circulación 19,525 paquetes de sustancias ilícitas

Por Rayshel Flores

5ea5cd2ec4642.jpeg
El SENAN intercepta embarcación con 1,425 paquetes de presuntas sustancias ilícitas.Cedida

Unidades del Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) interceptan una embarcación que transportaba 57 bultos con 1,425 paquetes de presuntas sustancias ilícitas en la Comarca Guna Yala.

Por este hecho, se aprehendieron a tres sujetos de nacionalidad colombiana y un hondureño que estaban a bordo de la nave. Los detenidos serán puestos a órdenes de la Juez de Garantías para legalizar su aprehensión y la respectiva imputación de cargos. 

Según informes del SENAN, los hechos se desarrollaron al norte de la Isla Tigre, comarca Guna Yala. El personal de la institución ubicó la embarcación y al momento que los tripulantes se percatan de la presencia de las autoridades proceden arrojar algunos bultos y tratan de darse a la fuga.

Los paquetes decomisados serán sometidos a los análisis pertinentes para determinar el tipo de droga encontrada en lo bultos.

El subcomisionado, Félix Kirven indicó que durante el periodo transcurrido de este año 2020 el SENAN ha realizado 25 operaciones antinarcóticos logrando sacar de circulación 19,525 paquetes de sustancias ilícitas.

 

 

 

Moderator comment: Below is an unedited automated translation of the above news article, not including the embedded Tweet.

Quote

Four foreigners detained with 1,425 packages of alleged illicit substances

Deputy Commissioner Félix Kirven indicated that 19,525 packages of illicit substances have been removed from circulation so far

By Rayshel Flores
Updated 04/26/2020 13:35

<<5ea5cd2ec4642.jpeg>>
SENAN intercepts a vessel with 1,425 packages of suspected illicit substances.

Units of the National Naval Air Service (SENAN) intercept a vessel carrying 57 packages with 1,425 packages of alleged illicit substances in the Guna Yala region.

For this fact, three subjects of Colombian nationality and one Honduran who were on board the ship were apprehended. The detainees will be placed under the orders of the Judge of Guarantees to legalize their apprehension and the respective charges.

According to SENAN reports, the events took place in the north of Isla Tigre, Guna Yala region. The personnel of the institution located the boat and at the moment that the crew become aware of the presence of the authorities, they proceeded to throw some packages and try to flee.

The seized packages will be subjected to the pertinent analyzes to determine the type of drug found in the packages.

The deputy commissioner, Félix Kirven indicated that during the elapsed period of this year 2020, SENAN has carried out 25 anti-drug operations, managing to remove 19,525 packages of illicit substances from circulation.

 

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200426/detienen-cuatro-extranjeros-1-425-paquetes-presuntas-sustancias-ilicitas

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
  • Moderators
Quote

Narcos pelean el control de las rutas; hay ola de muertes

14 may 2020 - 12:00 AM

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/narcos-pelean-el-control-de-las-rutas-hay-ola-de-muertes/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

Multiple executions bring drug war slaughter to 186

gang.jpg

Posted 14/05/2020

Jaime Leslie Chamber Barahona, 38, Jesús Leslie Chamber Barahona, 29, and Alanis Massiel Mendoza Carvajal, 19,  who was pregnant were shot and killed in their home in  Tres Quebradas, Los Santos on  Monday night May 11  the latest in a wave of over a dozen assassinations in 24 hours as gangs fight for control of the narco traffic trade routes in Panama. The t slaughter brought the total of gang-related homicides this year  to 186

Judicial authorities believe that the killings are linked to the  “Los Gallegos” anti-drug operation, earlier in the year in which some fifteen people were arrested and a  fleet of luxury cars, cash, and other properties seized.

Hours earlier, four members of a gang were executed on the road to the port of Vacamonte, in the Arraiján district. An AK-47 and a 9 mm pistol with registration number erased were found at the crime scene.

The multiple murder was carried out three hours after Elizalde Alberto Viruet Coindet on the National Police most-wanted list was assassinated, in a luxury residence in Panama city. Two women received bullet wounds.

On Tuesday afternoon in, Vacamonte, three men and two women, apparently linked to a massacre in Chumical were arrested

At about 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday the war between rival gangs in Barraza and Santa Ana left two people dead.

In Barraza the victim was identified as Manuel Enrique Garay Pérez aka 'El Zurdo', who was shot from a car by unknown persons. He was taken to the emergency department of Santo Tomás, where he died.

Later, at 4:23 in the afternoon, in the sector of Plaza Amador, Santa Ana, Edgardo Henry (a) 'Enanito', 32, was shot to death.

He was taken to the Santo Tomás hospital with wounds to the abdomen and back, where he died. He lived in Torrijos-Carter.

On Calle 21, Pueblo Nuevo, a man was also attacked, who died in the San Miguel Arcángel Hospital. Another person was wounded in the attack
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/multiple-executions-bring-drug-war-slaughter-to-186

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • Moderators
Quote

Latest haul brings Senan  drug seizures to over 21 tons

drugsj.jpeg

Posted 28/05/2020

Three Colombian narco-traffickers were  arrested and 1,055 kilos of cocaine seized in a joint operation between the National Naval Air Service (Senan), and the United States Coast Guard on Wednesday, May 27.

The drugs were being transported in a boat about 30 nautical miles from Isla Grande, in the Colon province.

Figures from the Senan reveal that until April, 21.4 tons of drugs had been seized.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/latest-haul-brings-senan-drug-seizures-to-over-21-tons

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
  • Moderators
Quote

1,000 packages of Europe-bound drugs seized

drugs-2.jpg

Posted 12/09/2020

The pandemic has done little to slow the activities of drug smugglers in the Panama distribution hub, and gangland killings climb daily in the war to control the trade. At least a thousand packages of drugs placed in a container destined for Europe were seized in the port of Cristóbal in the province of Colón, on Friday, September 11.

The merchandise was hidden inside 25 suitcases, reported Deputy Commissioner Waldemar Herrera, head of the Colon police zone.

The investigation was carried out jointly by the National  Police and personnel of the Public Ministry. So far there are no detainees in the case.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/1000-packages-of-europe-bound-drugs-seized

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

Decomisan mil paquetes de droga en Colón

El contenedor tenía a Holanda como destino.
 
Redacción de La Prensa
12 sep 2020 - 08:45 AM

 

 

 

Moderator comment: Below is an unedited automated translation of the above news article.

Quote

A thousand drug packages seized in Colón

The container was destined for the Netherlands.

Press Office
12 Sep 2020 - 08:45 AM

<<drugs.jpg>>
Investigations continue after this seizure.

At least a thousand packages with alleged drugs were placed in a container on Friday in the port of the town of Cristóbal in the province of Colón.

The merchandise was hidden inside 25 suitcases, reported Deputy Commissioner Waldemar Herrera, head of the Colon police zone.

The diligence was carried out jointly by the Police and personnel of the Public Ministry.

So far there are no detainees in this case.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/decomisan-mil-paquetes-de-droga-en-colon/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
  • Moderators

Moderator comment: Be careful about the dates mentioned in this article.

Quote

Combined Panama-Colombia operation $70 million drug haul

cocaine.jpg

Posted 28/10/2020

A joint operation between Colombian and Panamanian security forces seized more than two tons of cocaine hydrochloride from a speedboat bound for Central America on Tuesday, November 28.

The vessel manned by four Colombians and one Honduran was captured 24 nautical miles northwest of Punta Arenas, Necoclí - Antioquia, by units attached to the Colombian Navy and the National Aeronaval Service of Panama (Senan), guided by information from the Naval Institution and the National Police.

Aboard were 86 bags with 2,148 rectangular packages of illicit substances.

The cocaine, the crew, and the motor ship were transported to the Urabá Coast Guard Station, where officials from the Criminal Investigation Directorate (Dijin) carried out the Approved Preliminary Identification Tests (PIPH), testing positive for hydrochloride. of cocaine.

That amount represents a loss of more than $70 million dollars for the financial structures of the Organized Armed Group (GAO) Clan del Golfo.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/business/combined-panama-colombia-operation-70-million-drug-haul

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
  • Moderators
Quote

Panama’s role in war on drugs earns praise from DEA boss

Posted 08/12/2020

The internal director of the US Drug Control Administration (DEA) Timothy Shea, made an unprecedented visit to Panama and met Monday with senior Security and Justice officials. "It is the first time that a general administrator of the DEA visits Panama," and he does so to "recognize the work" carried out jointly "with the authorities of other countries in the fight against organized crime and international drug trafficking," he declared. the Panamanian attorney general, Eduardo Ulloa.

Shea "stated that the success and results obtained" by Panama "to been set as an example for other Latin American countries and taken as a model to replicate it," added the head of the Attorney General's Office of Panama.

The United States Embassy  indicated that Shea was received by the Minister of Public Security, Juan Pino, and the Vice Minister of that portfolio, Juan Pitti, in a meeting in which the directors of the country's police forces and Stewart Tuttle the  head of the US Mission  in Panama also participated. Panama,

"The close collaboration between the two countries on security matters will be reaffirmed," the embassy on social networks.
Shea's visit is a preamble to this week's High-Level Security Dialogue, which will address issues such as maritime security, border security and anti-money laundering efforts.

Last October, the Counselor of the US State Department, Thomas Ulrich Brechbuhl, announced during a visit to Panama that a force from both countries against money laundering was already underway and predicted that it would begin to "bear fruit."

"There are several things we are doing" to attract more investment from the United States to Panama, "we have launched a joint task force to combat money laundering. The efforts that we have put into it will begin to pay off," said Brechbuhl.

Panama has also made important drug seizures in recent months and the authorities have recognized that they have been the product of joint work with the United States, Colombia and Costa Rica.

Between January and November, Panamanian security forces have seized around 72 tons of drugs, Drug Prosecutor Javier Caraballo said last week.

Panama seized a total of 90.99 tons of drugs in 2019, the vast majority cocaine, a record for this country, and they arrested 1,013 people linked to drug trafficking, 10% of them foreigners.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panamas-role-in-war-on-drugs-earns-praise-from-dea-boss

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • Moderators
Quote

Police find $2 million buried payola, arms cache

0A58D8AF-4A56-4811-AAAA-07A94999A95B.png

Posted 15/12/2020

The $2.8 million found last weekend buried in a tank in Felipillo was the payment to local criminal groups for the mobilization of drug shipments from Colombia,

An intelligence operation carried out between the National Police and the Drug Prosecutor's Office. is, a blow to the financial structure of local networks that move drugs for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

In the operation, the authorities also located communication radios, equipment to interfere with communications, 2 assault rifles, 35 AK-47 rifle magazines and 2 pistols.

The money was hidden in a small vacant lot that was guarded by a person, who fled.

During a press conference, the Director of th Police, Jorge Miranda, said that it is one of the most important seizures of money made by the authorities.

Miranda said that together with the Public Ministry, investigations are being carried out to find the whereabouts of the members of the criminal network.

The National Aeronaval Service (Senan) seized last Sunday a shipment of 1,646 kilos of cocaine in the vicinity of Jicarón Island, in Veraguas.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/police-find-2-million-buried-payola-arms-cache

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
  • Moderators
Quote

Cop among 20 seized in major drug bust

drug-bust.jpg

Posted 10/04/2021

A National Police 2nd Lieutenant was among those arrested in a major drug-bust operation code-named Neptune between the Public Ministry's drug prosecutor's office and the National Police which , uncovered a wide network of drug trafficking and the large group of people allegedly in charge of its distribution, under the leadership of a gang known as Bagdad.

During a hearing to legalize the arrest, indictment, and application of precautionary measures to 20 of its members, including several of the leaders,

The prosecution said the network had the collaboration of artisan boat operators who alerted the organization about the movements of the patrol boats of the National Aeronaval Service (Senan) .

This allowed the organization's vessels to pick up drug shipments from Colombia on the high seas, then take them ashore and divide them into smaller packages, and then move them to Central America.

According to the investigation, this network had a point of operations in Isla del Rey, and in its structure, it had coordinators in Boca La Caja, El Chorrillo, in the capital; Vacamonte, in Arraiján, and in the province of Veraguas. The operations of each of these occurred in a shared manner and only those responsible had knowledge of the scope.

The investigation of the drug prosecutor's office began in 2017 and in 2020 the seizure of 250 kilos of cocaine was achieved.

In the investigation, which had the contribution of the North American Anti-Drug Agency (DEA), it was determined that the leaders of this criminal network allegedly also provided logistical support to speedboats with drugs from Colombia. The assistance consisted of the delivery of fuel and provisions.

During the operation, the prosecution has seized 14 vehicles, four of them armored, as well as firearms, satellite phones, and $62,000.

On Friday a guarantee judge legalized the arrest of 19 of its members, as well as the indictment for the alleged commission of the crimes of drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms.

According to sources linked to the investigation, members of this organization participated in a brawl at the La Joyita Penitentiary Center in 2019, which left 13 inmates dead and several injured. According to sources, the brawl took place with former members of this organization, for the control of drug trafficking in the Panamanian Pacific sector. These events are also related to a triple homicide in Arraiján.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/cop-among-20-seized-in-major-drug-bust

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

When a cat  becomes a mule

narcogato-.jpg

Posted 17/04/2021

A cat with packets of drugs tied to its body was caught at the perimeter fence of the  Nueva Esperanza de  Colón prison on Friday, April 16. Both the cat, who has been renamed Narcogato, and the alleged drug were placed under the orders of the competent authorities say media reports.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/when-a-cat-becomes-a-mule

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

Security forces seize 35 tons of drugs

drugsj.jpeg

Posted 17/04/2021

More than 35 tons of drugs have seized, in operations by units of the National Police, the National Aeronaval Service [Senan] and the National Border Service [Senafront], between January 1 and April 15, some 13 tons more than in the same period last year.

Cocaine formed 61% of the seizures, followed by marijuana (21%).

There have been 200 arrests for drug trafficking, 177 men and 23 women; Of these arrests, 153 are Panamanian citizens, 37 Colombians, 5 Costa Ricans, 4 Nicaraguans, and one US citizen.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/security-forces-seize-35-tons-of-drugs

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...
  • Moderators
Quote

Dog becomes new drug mailman

B5B15A77-E59F-41A1-87DE-BFA243E501B4.jpeg

Posted 11/05/2021

First, it was a pigeon, then a cat, and now a   dog carrying drugs and messages in prison.

The animal when intercepted in La Joya on Monday had a letter tied to its neck detailing the sale of alleged illicit substances and even greetings among prisoners.  It even drew the attention of The director of the Penitentiary System, Andrés Gutierrez. Who said: “We continue to reinforce security to prevent these types of anomalies from taking place in prisons, with the recurrent use of animals for the transfer and sale of illegal substances, for which we are taking the pertinent corrections.".

From drones to animals such as cats and pigeons, criminals have used drugs to introduce drugs into Panamanian prisons. The most recent case was that of a cat trying to enter the Nueva Esperanza penitentiary in the province of Colón. The feline had a roll of cloth tied to its body, which caught the attention of the prison guards and who, after verifying, realized that it was an illicit substance.
 
On March 7, in the same prison, police units captured a pigeon that had entered the place. The bird was carrying several marijuana wrappers. This type of transfer has been detected in countries such as Costa Rica and Colombia, where criminals have used pigeons and puppies to transport drugs even from one border to another.
 
The drug prosecutor of Colón and Guna Yala, Eduardo Rodríguez, said on April 16, that in the first months of the year several cases have been detected in different prisons where they use animals, especially dogs, pigeons, and cats to introduce the drugs and this arises because several people have been arrested, including guards.  The animals l the case of the cat, to which a pacv containing cocaine, possibly crack and presumed marijuana,” Rodríguez said.  
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/dog-becomes-new-drug-mailman-1

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

Corridor Sur drug robbers missed 58 packs

drugs.jpg

Posted 13/05/2021

A shooting on the Corridor Sur during the Thursday morning rush hour with witnesses reporting that when the targeted vehicle hit by eight rounds slammed into the guard rail armed men retrieved a suitcase and fled.

When the police and an ambulance arrived they found the woman driver unharmed but they also  five bags with 58 packages of an alleged illegal substance The Public Ministry reported in the afternoon of this Thursday, May 13 Office sent the investigation into to the Drug Prosecutor's Office, and a Colombian woman has been arrested and will be taken before a judge of guarantees to impute charges.

Drivers from the eastern sector of Panama complained about the roadblocks on the Corridor Sur, José Agustín Arango and Domingo Díaz roads.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/corridor-sur-drug-robbers-missed-58-packs

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

Corridor Sur drug carrier draws 90 months jail

drug.jpg

Posted 16/05/2021

A 31-year-old Colombian woman who was involved in a shooting on the South Corridor on Thursday, May 13, was sentenced to 90 months ( years and 6 months jail for possession of drugs.

The sentence was imposed by guarantee judge Irma Palacios, after a hearing on Saturday, May 15. The decision was made after a validated sentence agreement between the Public Ministry and the defendant's lawyer, Vivian Martínez.

According to the Public Ministry, 58 packages with illicit substances were found in the vehicle which the sanctioned woman was driving  Shots were fired from another  carand she drove into a guard rail. Her pursuers removed a suitcase from the car and fled, leaving 58 packets of drugs behind.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/corridor-sur-drug-carrier-draws-90-months-jail

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Quote

2.6 tons of drugs seized in 48 hours

drugsj.jpeg

Posted 16/05/2021

Members of the security forces in Colón seized 2.6 tons of drugs in the last two days, captured seven people, and seized three Go Fast speedboats.

This was reported by the Ministry of Public Security, this Sunday, May 16, which said that it was achieved by the "maritime blockade" that they implemented against criminal organizations and drug trafficking.

Juan Pino, the security minister, said the first four detainees were punished with nine years in prison.

“The operation with maritime blockade continues. We are going to avoid and prevent the drug from touching the coasts of Colón, it is a great effort by all units of the public force, which I recognize and I will never tire of doing it because it is a commitment to the homeland and especially to Colon ”, added.

Pino said that they have seized 43 tons of drugs this year is more than half of the confiscations that they normally achieve in a year

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/26-tons-of-drugs-seized-in-48-hours

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
  • Moderators
Quote

Police, lawyers and justice officials aided drug cartels

72495074-6A9C-45F1-8F5E-B5E7FB4A2BAF.jpeg

Heading into court

04/06/2021

The Oasis operation, led by the Drug Prosecutor's Office together with National Police over, two years, uncovered a network that used police, the accusatory criminal system (SPA) and lawyers, among others, to move drugs from Colombia.

The operation culminated in 28 raids in Panama,Panama Oeste, Cocle, and Chiriqui.

Panama’s attorney in charge, Javier Caraballo, did not rule out that in the next few days they will capture more people linked to the group. For now, 25 people, 24 vehicles and cash are in the hands of the authorities.

According to the investigations, the organization was the logistical support of Colombian drug cartels, helping them to introduce cocaine shipments along the coasts of Darién and Chepo, and then take it in double-bottomed cars to Central America.

Sources linked to the investigation  said that the leader of the network was a Nicaraguan citizen murdered in July 2020.

However, the group continued to operate under the command of Panamanians and foreigners who coordinated the arrival of cocaine shipments by sea.

According to Caraballo, the officials of the Police, the SPA and the lawyers were in charge of facilitating the movement of the drugs, giving their activities a legitimate cover. In the case of a detained police captain, he is credited with using his rank to facilitate the passage of vehicles with drugs through the checkpoints installed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Drug Prosecutor's Office analyzes including the charge of money laundering against some of those investigated, as they used companies to legitimize dirty money.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/police-lawyers-and-justice-officials-aided-drug-cartels-1

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...