S unitsNational Aeronaval Service of Panama (Senan) seized 1,919 packages of alleged cocaine and arrested 4 Colombians and a Panamanian supposedly, in an operation carried out in the Panamanian Caribbeansaid this Saturday the police force.

The Droga was stored in 77 packages inside a ship which was intercepted by the Senan in the north of playon boy, one of the most populated islands of the Guna Yala indigenous region, he said in a statement from the security entity.

The crew of the boat, 4 Colombians and a PanamanianAn official source assured EFE that they fled unsuccessfully, throwing the packages containing the drug into the sea, which were recovered by Senan agents.

Senan accounted for a total of 77 packages with 1,919 packages of the drug seized, cocaine according to the source.

The security entity highlighted that so far in 2022 has executed 109 trades, with the seizure of 76,703 packages of illicit substances.

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With only two months to go until the end of the year, Panamanian public security establishments They have seized more than 100 tons of drugs, a record figure for the last 20 years, according to data from the Ministry of Security (Minseg).

The largest quantity of drugs has been seized in the provinces of Colón (33,627 packages), Panama (19,996 packages) and Chiriquí (4,642 packages), according to the Minsec.

Panama, which seized in 2021 the historic number of 128.7 tons of narcotics, It is used as a transit bridge for the drug produced in South America and its main market is the United States, the largest consumer of cocaine in the world.

Coca crops in Colombia, which has a border with Panama, grew by 43% in 2021, the year in which 204,000 hectares planted were registered compared to 143,000 in 2020, according to an annual report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Unodc) presented on October 20.

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