Panamanian Air and Naval Service Seize More Than 1 Ton of Cocaine

first_imgBy Roberto López Dubois/Diálogo August 03, 2020 On May 28, during a combined operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Colombian Navy, the Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, in Spanish) intercepted a speedboat sailing northwest of Isla Grande, Colón province, with 1,055 kilograms of cocaine on board. The boat’s crew, three Colombians, was also captured.The operation began when the Colombian Navy issued a maritime traffic alert after detecting a suspicious speedboat coming from the Gulf of Urabá in Colombia. The boat was located with the support of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Upon seeing the authorities, the crew tried to flee and jettisoned 43 packages containing the drug into the sea.Three boats, two aircraft, and some 20 SENAN units participated in the operation, the institution said, adding that it maintains in the region an average of 11 air and naval assets deployed and on alert. For this operation, the Colombian Navy, through its sources, picked up information on the movement of the boat and provided intelligence to Panama within the framework of maritime cooperation agreements of the Southern Triangle (consisting of Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama, with the support of the United States).“An operation as such begins with an alert which can count on the support of an MPA, for which there are air and naval assets positioned at tactical points according to the alert,” said SENAN’s National Intelligence Directorate. “Currently, the region seeks to strengthen the capabilities of the Southern Triangle; therefore, the vast majority of operations within Panamanian jurisdiction are supported with intelligence or maritime and air support [from the countries of the Southern Triangle].”According to SENAN, a large part of the illicit substance shipments seized within the Panamanian jurisdiction belong to the Colombian armed group Clan del Golfo.Between January and May 2020, SENAN carried out 28 operations against narcotrafficking and seized more than 20,000 kg of drugs: 16,180 kg of cocaine and 4,807 kg of marijuana, the institution said. Between July 2019 and June 2020, the Panamanian security forces seized 70 tons of drugs, the Ministry of the Interior said.last_img read more

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In Memoriam

first_imgIn Memoriam March 15, 2006 In Memoriam In Memoriam William Merle Barr, Daytona Beach Admitted 1963; Died December 20, 2005 Mary C. Breda, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1979; Died April 12, 2003 Jerry D. Bryant, Wilmington, OH Admitted 1984; Died December 27, 2005 Sylvan B. Burdick, West Palm Beach Admitted 1949; Died January 1, 2006 Ralph Peter Cafaro, Staten Island, NY Admitted 1993; Died September 8, 2003 Darrel Carnell, Ormond Beach Admitted 1951; Died December 16, 2005 Susan J. Cawthorne, Lady Lake Admitted 1989; Died December 5, 2005 Marshall M. Chern, Coral Gables Admitted 1949; Died July 4, 2005 H. Tucker Cotton, Montgomery, AL Admitted 1972; Died October 11, 2005 Manuel A. Crespo, Miami Admitted 1977; Died January 8, 2006 Ralph C. Dell, Tampa Admitted 1945; Died November 19, 2005 Garry Charles Faske, North Miami Admitted 1987; Died April 30, 2005 Daniel Philip Galfond, Coral Gables Admitted 2001; Died November 5, 2005 Robert Wade Glass, Clearwater Admitted 1991; Died December 26, 2005 Michael Graham, Phoenix, AZ Admitted 1978; Died July 17, 2004 Robert Treat Graham, Gonzalez Admitted 1976; Died May 5, 2005 Jack M. Green, Tallahassee Admitted 1940; Died January 19, 2006 Judy L. Groover, Jacksonville Admitted 1989; Died January 10, 2006 Edward Ronald Heath, Jr., Mechanic Falls, ME Admitted 1988; Died March 9, 2005 Robert I. Kasten, St. Petersburg Admitted 1972; Died June 23, 2004 Raymond L. Marky II, Tallahassee Admitted 1964; Died January 17, 2006 Ray Mattox, Winter Haven Admitted 1955; Died December 29, 2005 Richard E. McGee, Sr., Brooksville Admitted 1954; Died December 15, 2005 John E. McHugh, Jr., Van Nuys, CA Admitted 1977; December 27, 2004 Edward John Olsen, St. Petersburg Admitted 1979; Died June 25, 2002 George B. Oujevolk, Sebring Admitted 1935; Died July 23, 2000 John A. Paul, Jacksonville Admitted 1934; Died December 30, 2005 Ira Paull, Del Mar, CA Admitted 1980; Died September 28, 2003 Jose L. Pelleya, Miami Admitted 1974; Died May 27, 2005 G. Keith Quinney, Jr., Tallahassee Admitted 1976; Died January 2, 2006 James Michael Rampe, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1998; Died October 20, 2005 James T. Russell, St. Petersburg Admitted 1954; Died January 2, 2006 Christopher Paul Saxer, Ft. Walton Beach Admitted 1986; Died January 11, 2006 John Vincent Thornton, New York, NY Admitted 1996; Died June 15, 2005last_img read more

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Prcić: I am Happy and Proud to be a Member of the Dragons

first_imgJust before the start of this season, Sanjin Prcić passed from Sochaux to Rennes.Just in a few games he already showed what a great back up he will represent to the team.Safet Sušić also saw the way he plays and therefore invited him to the A representation of B&H.“I am very proud of it. I was playing for the young national teams of B&H for the last five years. Now I am invited to the best team and I am very glad because of it. There is a qualifying match ahead of us against Cyprus and it’s really a challenge to me.” – said Prcić to the Frenchmen.When he was asked to tell his opinion on the national team of B&H, Prciš said:“It’s a very strong team which marked a great rise for the last five years, and the crown of it all was the World Championship. The first World Championship in the history of our country. The players did an excellent job and demonstrated that our time is yet to come. When it comes to the team, there is something special about the atmosphere around it. Bosnian people cheer with their heart and we will try to make them happy in the period to come.”(Source: Sport Centar)last_img read more

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