Colombia and Panama Seize Cocaine and Marijuana

By Dialogo
March 20, 2015



The Colombian National Navy recently seized 1,316 kilograms of cocaine in the Department of Chocó along the country’s northern Pacific Coast.

Naval Troops took fire from armed men as they approached an area covered with mangroves in the municipality of Juradó. However, the men fled the scene to evade capture, leaving behind the cocaine, three automatic rifles, a fragmentation grenade, and 210 ammunition cartridges, according to the Navy.

The mission continued in the nearby municipality of Bahía Solano, where Troops confiscated 100 kilograms of marijuana that had been divided among four packages hidden among the roots of a tree.

The Navy has launched an investigation to determine who owned the cocaine and marijuana, which was taken to the Marine Battalion No. 23 facility in Bahía Solano, for safekeeping.

Panama’s National Police seize 302 kilograms of cocaine


Panama’s National Police seized 302 kilograms of cocaine on March 10 from two large suitcases that had arrived at the Port of Rodman on the Panama Canal, and that were destined for Guatemala’s Puerto Quetzal on the Pacific Coast.

They found 185 kilograms of cocaine in one suitcase and 117 in the other. They arrived on a ship from Chile; Officers suspect drug traffickers loaded the suitcases while it was en route to Panama because they “were wet and quite deteriorated,” the National Police said in a statement.

The National Police have played an important role in the Central American nation’s counter-narcotics fight since the government abolished the Military in 1990. The National Police assists the country's National Border Service (SENAFRONT) and the National Air-Naval Service (SENAN), the branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have replaced the Armed Forces.


The Colombian National Navy recently seized 1,316 kilograms of cocaine in the Department of Chocó along the country’s northern Pacific Coast.

Naval Troops took fire from armed men as they approached an area covered with mangroves in the municipality of Juradó. However, the men fled the scene to evade capture, leaving behind the cocaine, three automatic rifles, a fragmentation grenade, and 210 ammunition cartridges, according to the Navy.

The mission continued in the nearby municipality of Bahía Solano, where Troops confiscated 100 kilograms of marijuana that had been divided among four packages hidden among the roots of a tree.

The Navy has launched an investigation to determine who owned the cocaine and marijuana, which was taken to the Marine Battalion No. 23 facility in Bahía Solano, for safekeeping.

Panama’s National Police seize 302 kilograms of cocaine


Panama’s National Police seized 302 kilograms of cocaine on March 10 from two large suitcases that had arrived at the Port of Rodman on the Panama Canal, and that were destined for Guatemala’s Puerto Quetzal on the Pacific Coast.

They found 185 kilograms of cocaine in one suitcase and 117 in the other. They arrived on a ship from Chile; Officers suspect drug traffickers loaded the suitcases while it was en route to Panama because they “were wet and quite deteriorated,” the National Police said in a statement.

The National Police have played an important role in the Central American nation’s counter-narcotics fight since the government abolished the Military in 1990. The National Police assists the country's National Border Service (SENAFRONT) and the National Air-Naval Service (SENAN), the branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have replaced the Armed Forces.
For those of us Colombians who don't have our eyes or our thoughts covered, all these entities, OAS, international human rights, are a sophism by the Colombian government to distract us, because they aren't applied except for their personal benefit.
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