The 22 people apprehended in Operation Twilight were charged with the crime of smuggling of migrants.
A Judge of Guarantees ordered provisional detention for 14 of the 22 apprehended in the Twilight operation between Panama and Costa Rica
, reported the Public Ministry (MP).
These people were charged with the crime of smuggling of migrants.
According to the investigations carried out by the First Superior Prosecutor's Office against Organized Crime since August 2020, there was a criminal organization made up of Panamanians and Costa Ricans, which operated by illegally transferring migrants of different nationalities from the American continent as non-continental, from Darién to Chiriquí, and were later mobilized by this same organization in Costa Rica
In Panama, Operation Crepúsculo was carried out in the provinces of Darién, Panama, Panama Oeste and Chiriquí, with the support of the National Police Intelligence Directorate (DNIP) and the National Border Service (Senafront).
35 search procedures were carried out and three vehicles and a boat that were used to transport the migrants were seized.