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28 de Oct de 2020

Nacional

Police fight delinquency and abductions

PANAMA. Amid a sea of crimes, security entities are doing their best to find and penalize those responsible.

PANAMA. Amid a sea of crimes, security entities are doing their best to find and penalize those responsible.

The Minister of Government and Justice, Dilio Arcia, recently updated the status of some of the latest high profile delinquent cases.

In less than 72 hours, Minister Arcia claimed, most of the cases were solved, while many others are well advanced.

After finding 38 caliber revolver cartridge in Boca de Cupe, Darien, the site where the Colombian Graciano Sepúlveda was killed by multiple gun shots, the police believe insurgents were not behind the crime because they tend to use different guns.

Sepulveda was to undergo an autopsy to help with the investigation.

The border police now have one helicopter and two new speed boats to help them survey the area for suspicious activity and aid them in preventing crimes.

The case of Leovigildo Saldaña, murdered in Boca la Caja, was solved. The suspect was detained and on Thursday night charges were pressed against him at the Public Ministry. The same goes for the case of Jaime Escudero and Luis Muñoz.

As for abductions, around eight people, Panamanians and foreigners, have been kidnapped in less than two months in different malls and residential areas across Panama City said assistant prosecutor, Luis Martinez.

In the latest case of abductions, four people were kidnapped on February 18, and the different security entities are coordinating efforts to rescue the victims.

One minor was rescued in Boqueron, Chiriqui, and the Peruvian Carlos Hinojoza was rescued last week in the Don Bosco area. The people linked to the crime have been detained. Marisol Diaz Franco, who was kidnapped and taken by boat to Darien, was also rescued thanks to the help of the border police. The kidnappers are in custody.