Early Friday morning, October 29, Five people were shot And at least seven were injured Halloween concert At a nightclub in the vicinity of the famous Santa Ana Panama City, Near the capital’s tourist old city. In addition, the other three bodies returned to the garbage dump with signs of execution. Police link what happened to a gang war.
“Truth was given by the war between the mobs”Said National Police Commissioner Ricardo de la Espaடாa. The party was advertised with pictures of celebrities Netflix series The Squid Game.
Attorney Raphael Lois He said the incident took place when a person indiscriminately opened fire on members of a rival gang in Los Galacticos. The attacker died at the scene, and four of the victims died at the hospital.
“These criminal gangs are not going to stop criminal activities related to drug trafficking and gangs, which will have an effect,” he told a news conference.
In this case, two people have been arrested, including the brother of one of the victims of the attack who was found with a gun. “We believe he used the gun to protect his brother,” he said. Polois.
Director of Police John Dornheim mentioned this Many of those involved had criminal records and gunshot wounds in previous incidents.
In another violent incident, three people were found dead on the slopes of Zero Patagon, the main garbage dump of the Guna Nega community. Panama City. “Evidence that they were hanged,” Lois declared.
In recent weeks Panama There have been several murders in restaurants and shops, which has created alarm. Panamanian authorities combine this type of murder to settle scores between rival gangs in order to control drug routes.
Experts consider the high number of seizures and the high number of homicides in retaliation for the seized items.
So far in 2021, Panama It has already seized a record number of 100 tonnes of the drug, mainly cocaine, that drug smugglers are trying to smuggle into the United States, the world’s largest consumer of the drug, from South America, mainly Colombia.