All About Panama

COLOMBIA / 11 FEB 2013

An alleged head of Colombia's criminal syndicate the Oficina de Envigado has been captured in Panama, a new blow to the increasingly splintered and weakened group, which could further escalate…

PANAMA / 3 DEC 2012

A court's ruling that the United States cannot prosecute traffickers caught in other countries' territorial waters could hinder its maritime anti-narcotics operations in Latin America, at a time when drug trafficking by…

COLOMBIA / 28 NOV 2012

Colombia's neo-paramilitary Urabeños are strengthening their presence across the border in Panama, expanding their influence over a key drug shipment route with easy access to money…

FARC / 30 APR 2012

Panamanian authorities say the FARC rebel group worked with a trafficking ring with operations in Panama, pointing to permanent guerrilla presence in the country, and to its importance for the…

FARC / 29 MAR 2012

In a joint operation, Panama and Colombia security forces destroyed two large FARC camps on Panamanian territory, as the two countries announced a new agreement that allows for better intelligence…

DRUG POLICY / 28 FEB 2012

Panama's government has stated its opposition to drug legalization, ahead of a visit by Guatemala's vice president to promote debate on the issue.

MONEY LAUNDERING / 29 DEC 2011

The United States Treasury Department's announcement that it was placing a Panama-based money laundering operation on its list of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) appears to be another step in…

PANAMA / 23 NOV 2011

Panama security forces announced the incineration of just under 4 tons of drugs which were confiscated in November.

BELIZE / 28 SEP 2011

This report outlines a series of actions by the U.S. government in order to face violence in Central America. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, local drug traffickers, transnational youth gangs,…

PANAMA / 16 SEP 2011

Panama is improving its police equipment with the purchase of 19 radars, meant to monitor the coastline for drug trafficking.

PANAMA / 14 SEP 2011

Panama’s deputy security minister revealed that 2,647 members of the National Police have been removed from the force for misconduct over the past two years.

COLOMBIA / 7 SEP 2011

Panama announced the arrest of 80 members of a Colombian-led drug trafficking organization that moved cocaine from Central America to the United States via Panama's Caribbean coast.

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