Panama’s SENAN Seized 1,141 Kilograms of Cocaine

By Dialogo
January 22, 2015



Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) seized 1,141 kilograms of cocaine on Tiger Island, which is off the Central American nation’s Caribbean coast, SENAN Chief José Laniado told reporters on January 19.

SENAN agents acted on information they received that a vessel carrying cocaine had departed from Colombia. They pursued the boat until it ran aground on Tiger Island just before two patrol boats interdicted it. The packets of cocaine were stamped with assorted logos, including that of Audi, the luxury and sports vehicle manufacturer.

The crew members of the boat carrying the cocaine fled.

SENAN and the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) are branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have protected the country since the government abolished the military in 1990.


Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) seized 1,141 kilograms of cocaine on Tiger Island, which is off the Central American nation’s Caribbean coast, SENAN Chief José Laniado told reporters on January 19.

SENAN agents acted on information they received that a vessel carrying cocaine had departed from Colombia. They pursued the boat until it ran aground on Tiger Island just before two patrol boats interdicted it. The packets of cocaine were stamped with assorted logos, including that of Audi, the luxury and sports vehicle manufacturer.

The crew members of the boat carrying the cocaine fled.

SENAN and the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) are branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have protected the country since the government abolished the military in 1990.
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