Ton of cocaine seized in mangrove grove

 
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Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (Senan) seized a ton of cocaine in 1,998 packages on the coast of the Tonosí Valley, in  Los Santos on Saturday, September 1.

 Enso Castillo, head of the fourth region of the Senan, said they located three stashes in underground caves in a mangrove area at the mouth of the   Tonosí River, near Bucaro and five kilometers from Puerto Vapor.

So far this year, the security body has seized about 29 tons of drugs, mainly cocaine, in 50 operations on the Caribbean and  Pacific coasts.  

The lastest seizure came a day after 26 tons of drugs were incinerated in one of the largest destruction operations in recent years

 



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eugenie

lots of judgement, but no offer of a positive alternative. you say you declined the offered drugs, as is your right, but if the whole economy is supported by drugs, that tells me there is a demand for this product, which should also be the right of those who want them. all people of all times have used drugs in many forms, and i'd even bet, you, dear reader, do too. sugar is one of the most addictive of all substances, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol are also addictive. cannabis is not addictive and i can't speak for cocaine, but do know i've never met a physically addicted coke user - except those addicted to coca-cola. it appears all the irrelevant issues are being addressed here, and none of the relevant ones. if the drugs were not illegal, were bought and sold at prices like pepper, rosemary, and basil, that did not produce rich kingpins, then this impoverished area would search for something more lucrative to support it's economy. why is there no program in Panama for the promotion of vanilla production? incredible profit potential in vanilla. the alternative of criminalizing people for being poor and taking advantage of what's wanted, helps no one, and in fact hurts us all. it's a useless effort designed to benefit the already wealthy and powerful by victimizing the poor. these are plant-derived drugs, not pharmaceuticals, ranging from impossible to hurt yourself with, to being a moderate risk. far better odds than driving a car. before labeling anything/anyone a villain, it's important to dig thru the hypocritical, self-serving, rhetoric and discover the real villains!

9 months ago
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JBarnes

I am happy to see this. This whole economy from Tonosi to Cambutal is supported by the drug trade {and a little bit of farming). Bucaro and Cambutal have been a known smuggler layover areas for decades. The locals benefit and many work as "Pajaritos" to keep track of any police who might not have been bought already. We have stopped visiting Cambutal, because of amongst other reasons, the drug use there is unreal. Drugged out gringos trying to sell drugs to whomever visits. My wife and I were constantly offered drugs for sale, which we declined. Police presence is absent there and the smell of drugs being smoked fills the air even at the local eating establishment. I don't know why Panama turns a blind eye to this den of drug dealers and users. The horrible bugs, trash filled beaches, poor service, cartel presence and dirty gringos selling drugs just put us off this area for good. Do yourself a favor and skip this area!!

9 months ago
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JBarnes

I am happy to see this. This whole economy from Tonosi to Cambutal is supported by the drug trade {and a little bit of farming). Bucaro and Cambutal have been a known smuggler layover areas for decades. The locals benefit and many work as "Pajaritos" to keep track of any police who might not have been bought already. We have stopped visiting Cambutal, because of amongst other reasons, the drug use there is unreal. Drugged out gringos trying to sell drugs to whomever visits. My wife and I were constantly offered drugs for sale, which we declined. Police presence is absent there and the smell of drugs being smoked fills the air even at the local eating establishment. I don't know why Panama turns a blind eye to this den of drug dealers and users. The horrible bugs, trash filled beaches, poor service, cartel presence and dirty gringos selling drugs just put us off this area for good. Do yourself a favor and skip this area!!

9 months ago
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