Authorities meet with the acting secretary of the US Homeland Security
The Panamanian authorities headed by the Minister of Security, Juan Pino, met this morning with the acting secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, to discuss matters of bilateral importance on issues related to regional security, migratory movement, border security and cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
The meeting discussed the collaboration and support that exists between Panama and the United States to confront criminal organizations, a joint effort through police operations and the exchange of information, which has allowed the seizure of large amounts of drugs, money in cash and the capture of people linked to drug trafficking and cross-border organized crime .
Along the same lines, the previous week Minister Pino held a meeting with Timothy Shea, acting director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and then with the Southern Command commander, Craig Faller, also addressing important issues in security matters for Panama, the United States and the region.
The success and the results obtained in the fight against organized crime and drug seizures by the security forces has been the product of joint work between the United States and Panama, achieving effective results, said Minister Pino.
The meeting emphasized that so far this year, the security forces of Panama have seized 75.9 tons of drugs in different operational actions.