Cocaine Bust On Gangs Linked to FARC

News Americas, PANAMA CITY, Panama, Weds., Sept. 7, 2011: Eighty Panamanians and Colombians are under arrest for cocaine trafficking.

Panama’s Drug Prosecutor Javier Caraballo says the 80 distributed cocaine from gangs linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

They were arrested Monday in simultaneous raids across the Central American country.

Caraballo says the group moved at least 18 tons of cocaine in the last two years mainly through the Caribbean and was led by alleged Colombian drug trafficker Jorge Indalecio Marmolejo.