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Panama governor stopped in automotive with 79 drug parcels

Panama governor stopped in automotive with 79 drug parcels

Panama governor stopped in automotive with 79 drug parcels

2020-09-15 16:30:40

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picture captionPolice launched images of the automotive and the medication which that they had discovered beneath its seats

Police in Panama say they’ve detained two Panamanian nationals who have been travelling in a automotive carrying 79 packets of unlawful medication.

Native media have recognized one of many detained because the governor of Guna Yala, Erick Martelo.

The police mentioned that they had been performing on a tip-off and stopped the automotive within the early hours of Tuesday native time at a street block.

The discovered the medication stashed beneath the seats.

Panamanian President Nito Cortizo requested the inside minister to rearrange for the governor’s fast dismissal.

President Cortizo wrote on Twitter [in Spanish] that he was

“committed to a zero tolerance policy towards any behaviour which goes against the ethics that all public servants have to adhere to”.

To date, there was no remark from Mr Martelo or anybody representing him.

Guna Yala is situated on Panama’s Caribbean coast and is house to the indigenous Guna folks.

Within the south it borders with Colombia and its lengthy shoreline has lengthy been utilized by cocaine traffickers to smuggle their items north.

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  • Panama

  • Medication commerce

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