Panama to Set Up Another Airbase

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Panamanian authorities announced the construction of the fifth air station in the Veraguas province, along the Belén river, some 110 miles to the west of the capital city, the EFE agency reported. The government’s top anti-drug official, José Raúl Mulino, also said that authorities in that country had captured 71 tons of cocaine between July 2009 and August 2010, what he called “industrial-sized” quantities. The government hopes, he said, to have a dozen air and navel bases to control the passage of drugs through their waters, airspace and land.
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