Panama’s National Air Service (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval – SENAN) destroyed 6,808 marijuana plants on San Miguel Island in the Archipelago of the Pearl Islands on Thursday July 20, 2014.

SENAN indicated that there were two helicopters that led the operation where they detected the marijuana in the La Guinea neighborhood on San Miguel Island.

According to statistics by the Direcci³n Nacional de Operaciones (DINOA), between 2009 and 2014, SENAN has destroyed 101.87 tons of drugs including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.

So far this year they have destroyed 10,891 marijuana plants, the majority located on the Pacific coast.


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