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Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:58:53 -0700

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Panama: Panama Drug Bust Reveals Trafficking's Slow Lane

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 02 Apr 2007 - PANAMA CITY -- Call them "the not ready for prime time traffickers." That's how Panamanian and U.S. authorities are describing alleged functionaries of a Mexican drug cartel that lost a $270-million load of cocaine in a colossal bust off Panama's Pacific coast last month.



Panama: 43,000 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized Off Panama Coast

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Watertown Daily Times, 22 Mar 2007 - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Coast Guard has seized 43,000 pounds of cocaine hidden in two containers aboard a ship off the coast of Panama, the largest-ever American seizure of the drug at sea, officials said Wednesday. The Coast Guard cutters Hamilton and Sherman, based in California, intercepted the Panamanian-flagged Gatun Sunday about 20 miles southwest of Isla de Coiba after a patrol aircraft spotted the vessel the previous day, the Coast Guard said.



Panama: 21 Tons Of Coke

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News, 20 Mar 2007 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - Panamanian police seized a boat off the nation's Pacific coast carrying 21.4 tons of cocaine in one of the biggest maritime cocaine busts anywhere on record, officials said Monday. National police working with agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency seized the boat on Sunday near the island of Coiba, said a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.



Panama: Panamanian Police Seize 19 Tons Of Cocaine In One Of

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Mainichi Daily News, 20 Mar 2007 - PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Panamanian police seized a boat off the nation's Pacific coast carrying 19.4 metric tons of cocaine in one of the biggest maritime cocaine busts anywhere on record, officials said Monday. National police working with agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency seized the boat on Sunday near the island of Coiba, said a police official who asked his name not be used because he was not authorized to speak on the record.



Panama: Cocaine Intrudes On Paradise

Sun, 19 Feb 2006 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 19 Feb 2006 - Addiction Is Threat To Kuna Independence ACHUTUPO . After keeping the world at bay for five centuries, the Kuna Indians on Panama's unspoiled Caribbean coast now confront an insidious intruder: cocaine traffickers.



Panama: Fish Tale Leads To Drug Bust Off Panama's Coast

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 17 Feb 2006 - The Story Seemed A Bit Fishy. When the USS Ford stopped a 40-foot boat in international waters north of Panama this month, the master of the boat allegedly said he had 300 pounds of fish on board.



Panama: Tribe's New Enemy: Cocaine Traffickers

Tue, 10 Jan 2006 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 10 Jan 2006 - For 500 years the fiercely independent Kuna people of Panama have fought off everything from conquistadors to tourism pushers. Now they face an interloper that threatens them with the scourge of addiction. After keeping the world at bay for five centuries, the Kuna Indians on Panama's unspoiled Caribbean coast now confront an insidious intruder: cocaine traffickers.



Panama: Behind Posada - Drug Trafficking

Wed, 04 Dec 2002 08:00:00 GMT

Granma International, 04 Dec 2002 - Panamanian sources confirm links between Jose Valladares Acosta, accomplice of terrorist gang leader Luis Posada Carriles and Orestes Cosio, recently deported from the United States for drug trafficking and involvement in three murders The extremely dangerous terrorist has always maintained links with drug trafficking circles in Miami - the U.S. drugs capital ON October 7, Jose Valladares Acosta, a fugitive from U.S. justice, died from natural causes in Panama. He was waiting to be tried as an accomplice of terrorist gang boss Luis Posada Carriles on a charge of conspiracy to assassinate Fidel Castro. He was a crony of Cuban-American Orestes Cosio, deported to the United States on May 22 for drug trafficking and taking part in three murders.



Panama: Colombia's War Bleeds North Across Border

Sun, 09 Dec 2001 08:00:00 GMT

South Florida Sun Sentinel, 09 Dec 2001 - JAQUE, Panama -- Arriving in helicopters and carrying machine guns, police are beefing up patrols in the remote villages of Panama's southern border amid reports that Colombian rebels and paramilitary gunmen are hiding there. National Chief of Police Carlos Bares said officials don't want to clash with the Colombians -- just to make sure the area is secure.