Tension Emerges Between the U.S. and Panama over Drug-Related Money Laundering

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Monday, February 1, 1993
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
2
43
Abstract: 
A series of incidents have coalesced to put pressure and tension between the U.S. and Panama over allegations of drug-related money laundering and corruption in Panama. Several U.S. government reports have related that drug trafficking and money laundering have continued and even increased in the post-Noriega period. These reports have also alleged that high-level Panamanian officials have failed to take action or have actively assisted in the trafficking and/or laundering operations…[more]