Panama’s SENAN seized 2,772 packages of illicit substances so far in 2015

By Dialogo
April 07, 2015



Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) has seized 2,772 kilograms of illegal drugs in eight separate operations since January 1.

Most recently, on March 16, agents confiscated 84 kilograms of cocaine found inside a container at the Port of Rodman on the Panama Canal during Operation San Abraham. That was only three days after SENAN officers captured nine Colombians in connection with the seizure of 850 kilograms of cocaine in the province of Colón, found aboard the Colombian-flagged Doña Omaira vessel.

During another bust on March 10, agents discovered 262 kilograms of cocaine in the false bottom of a boat during Operation Santa Catalina de Bolonia in the Province of Panama.

SENAN didn’t immediately report which narco-trafficking or organized crime group owned the drugs or where it was going to be shipped, saying only that of the 2,772 packages of seized narcotics, 2,599 contained cocaine.

International drug traffickers use Panama as a transshipment point for cocaine. Nearly 80 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Central America and Mexico, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board stated in its 2014 report.


Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) has seized 2,772 kilograms of illegal drugs in eight separate operations since January 1.

Most recently, on March 16, agents confiscated 84 kilograms of cocaine found inside a container at the Port of Rodman on the Panama Canal during Operation San Abraham. That was only three days after SENAN officers captured nine Colombians in connection with the seizure of 850 kilograms of cocaine in the province of Colón, found aboard the Colombian-flagged Doña Omaira vessel.

During another bust on March 10, agents discovered 262 kilograms of cocaine in the false bottom of a boat during Operation Santa Catalina de Bolonia in the Province of Panama.

SENAN didn’t immediately report which narco-trafficking or organized crime group owned the drugs or where it was going to be shipped, saying only that of the 2,772 packages of seized narcotics, 2,599 contained cocaine.

International drug traffickers use Panama as a transshipment point for cocaine. Nearly 80 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Central America and Mexico, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board stated in its 2014 report.
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