The country’s attorney general’s office said that two Colombian women were arrested Friday, June 3, 2022, at Panama’s Tocumen International Airport as they attempted to travel to Spain with cocaine hidden under wigs. Central America.
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Two Colombians arrested
The anti-narcotics prosecutor of Panama, Xiomara Rodriguez, initially reported the arrest of a Colombian woman who was on a flight to Madrid. Police objected to the first female guest at the airport after her hairstyle aroused suspicion.
After a CT scan, officers were able to see that the suspect was carrying drug pills on her head, between her natural hair braids and a wig. According to the prosecutor, the woman was wearing a wig “68 black cylinder packs containing white powder.”
This is the traffic mode “Unpublished” In Panama, Ms. Rodriguez added in a video posted on the Twitter account of the Panama Public Prosecutor’s Office.
A few hours later, the Public Prosecutor’s Office announced his arrest “For a second woman with 67 packets of suspect medication” Hidden under another wig. She was also traveling from Colombia to Spain.
Sources from the Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that the second detainee was also Colombian. Among the strange forms of drug smuggling, in 2021, in the vicinity of a prison, the Panamanian police surprised “narcotes”, cats with cocaine, crack and marijuana tied around their neck.
Panama is the main port of entry for Central American drugs from South America, mainly from Colombia, the largest producer of cocaine in the world, destined for the United States, the largest consumer of this drug in the world.
However, the Central American authorities noticed a significant increase in drug smuggling into Europe, mainly through Caribbean ports.