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Panamanian police seize 119 kg of cocaine

04-22-2011 15:59 BJT

PANAMA CITY, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The Panamanian authorities on Thursday seized 119 kilograms of cocaine in the Pacific coast, the National Police (PN) said.

The PN said that the drug, which was destined to Poland, was inside a merchandise container in one depot of Balboa Port, in the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.

Nobody has been arrested so far, and investigation on this case was going on, police said.

Balboa Port is managed since 1997 by the private concessionaire Panama Ports.

According to Panama's authorities, the Colombian and Mexican drug cartels use Panama to smuggle drug from South America to the United States and Europe.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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