They stop a speedboat, in Isla Grande, where they were transporting 1,975 packages of alleged drugs

Judith Pena | March 2, 2023

Units of the National Aeronaval Service (SENAN), within the framework of “Operation Alpha”, through patrol tasks and control of illegal maritime traffic, with the support of US air resources, interrupt the movement of a speedboat in alleged illegal activity north of Isla Grande, Costa Arriba de Colón.

Noticing the presence of our troops, the boat crewed by three men fled, throwing sacks of presumed drugs into the sea; At the time of its seizure, a certain number of bags containing presumed illicit substances were observed inside and the bags thrown into the sea were recovered.

In coordination with the Drug Prosecutor of Colón and Guna Yala, the vessel, the 3 apprehended and the alleged illicit, were transferred to the Almirante Cristóbal Colón Naval Base in Sherman for pertinent proceedings, resulting in a total of 79 sacks containing 1,975 packages. rectangular containers of presumed illicit substance to be determined.

As a result of these operations, 13 boats, 2 firearms of different calibers and 83 ammunition have been confiscated, in the same way 40 subjects have been seized, of which 22 are Panamanians, 14 Colombians, 3 Nicaraguans and one Costa Rican.

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