Four Asians arrested for the crime of Money Laundering

The Attorney General’s Office, through the First Prosecutor’s Office against Organized Crime in conjunction with the Judicial Investigation Directorate, through Operation Asia, achieved the arrest of 4 people of Asian origin, for the crime of Money Laundering, who They used the Panamanian Financial System to introduce money resulting from illicit activities, through legal and natural persons.

The investigation into this case began in 2020. Today, search and search procedures were carried out in Panama, Coclé and Bocas del Toro, also achieving the seizure of vehicles, banking products such as time deposits, savings accounts and checking accounts, as well as cash.

This Criminal Organization operated in the national territory, for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, dedicating itself to the illicit trafficking of migrants, from the Republic of Costa Rica to Panama, collecting large sums of money from people of Asian nationality.

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