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At 126 Tonnes, Mostly Cocaine, Panama Makes Record Drug Seizures In 2021

Panama drug seizures: On this course of, 710 folks have been arrested, mentioned ministry. (Representational)

Panama Metropolis:

Panama made report medication seizures in 2021, confiscating some 126 tonnes of contraband, mainly cocaine, the safety ministry of the Central American nation mentioned on Sunday.

This yr’s haul in contrast with 81.7 tonnes in 2020, 86.8 tonnes in 2019 and 76.8 tonnes in 2018, the ministry mentioned in a press release. Within the course of, Panamanian authorities confiscated greater than $12 million in money and arrested 710 folks, it added.

Among the many seizures made on each the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, in addition to in airports, the nationwide naval air service impounded 86,332 packages of medicine, nationwide police 29,525, and the nationwide border authority 11,011, the federal government mentioned.

The province the place officers made the most important haul, principally in containers, was Colon in northern central Panama, with 50 tonnes, adopted by the western border area of Chiriqui with 20 tonnes and Panama province with 18 tonnes, the ministry mentioned.

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