Panama seizes over a ton of cocaine
Panama officials have seized over a ton of cocaine, the National Police said on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
The shipment was found under the false floor of an articulated truck in Anton, a municipality 135 km west of the capital Panama City, the police said, adding that the drug's packaging was marked with panda bears, triangles and the number 88.
The Police said the operation was in a joint Monday operation with the Drug Prosecutors Office, six Panamanians and a Nicaraguan were arrested at the scene.
Police also seized 30,000 dollars in cash, and a sedan vehicle during the operation.
Cocaine found in Panama is usually on its way from Peru, Colombia and Bolivia, where all the world's cocaine is grown, to the United States, which ties with Spain for the largest per capital consumption rate. Panama seized 55 tons of the drug during 2008.