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Panama closes 2022 with the seizure of more than 128 tons of drugs

Panama closes 2022 with the seizure of more than 128 tons of drugs

Panama City, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Panama closed 2022 with the seizure of 128.6 tons of drugs, mostly cocaine, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Security (Minseg).

As stated, 400 anti-narcotics operations resulted in the seizure of these illicit substances, which are mainly headed to the United States and Europe. This is another historic record in terms of drug seizures, as in 2021 there were 128.7 tons seized, added the Minseg. In these anti-drug operations, 623 people were captured, of which 415 are Panamanians and 204 foreigners, so says the source.

In a video circulating in social networks, the head of the institution, Juan Manuel Pino, indicated that of the drugs seized at national level, more than 56 tons were caught in the eastern province of Colon, mostly in the ports.

As for the appropriation of drugs in the ports, those of the Atlantic Coast, lead this statistic with more than 22 tons seized inside containers.


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