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US Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: Responding to Violence in Central America

This report outlines a series of actions by the U.S. government in order to face violence in Central America. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, local drug...
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With US Support, Panama Bulks Up Anti-Drug Technology

Panama is improving its police equipment with the purchase of 19 radars, meant to monitor the coastline for drug...
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Panama Dismisses 2,600 Police in 2 Years

Panama’s deputy security minister revealed that 2,647 members of the National Police have been removed from the force for misconduct over the past two...
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Panama Busts Colombian Drug Trafficking Ring

Panama announced the arrest of 80 members of a Colombian-led drug trafficking organization that moved cocaine from Central America to the United States via Panama's...
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Panama Makes Biggest Ever Heroin Seizure

Panama authorities confiscated more than 600 kilos of heroin, worth at least $70 million, from a car in a remote town on the Caribbean...
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Almost 8 Tons Cocaine Seized in Caribbean

Almost eight tons of cocaine headed for Central America has been seized in two raids conducted with cooperation between authorities from Colombia, the United...
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Panama Seizes 3 Tons Liquid Cocaine

Panama's navy seized over three tons of liquid cocaine after intercepting a ship off the Atlantic coast. Authorities arrested one Colombian and one Spanish...
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Costa Rica Removed from Tax Haven “Grey List”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) removed Costa Rica from its “grey list” of tax havens after signing its 12th international...
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Panama Drug Bust Just a Drop in the Bucket

While Panamanian officials are hailing the largest cocaine seizure of the year as a major victory, it's unlikely that improved interdiction rates will discourage...