Police in Panama say they have detained two Panamanian nationals who had been travelling in a auto carrying 79 packets of illegal medicine.
Nearby media have recognized one particular of the detained as the governor of Guna Yala, Erick Martelo. He has considering the fact that been eliminated from office environment.
The police mentioned they had been performing on a idea-off and stopped the car in the early several hours of Tuesday at a street block.
They uncovered the medications stashed beneath the seats.
Panamanian President Nito Cortizo wrote on Twitter [in Spanish] that he was “fully commited to a zero tolerance plan to any behaviour which goes against the ethics that all public servants have to adhere to”.
So significantly, there has been no comment from Mr Martelo or any person representing him.
Guna Yala is positioned on Panama’s Caribbean coastline and is property to the indigenous Guna men and women.
In the south it borders with Colombia and its prolonged coastline has prolonged been utilized by cocaine traffickers to smuggle their goods north.