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Policía Nacional de Panamá


"Proteger y Servir”

La Policía Nacional de Panamá (PNP) es un cuerpo armado de naturaleza civil, adscrito al Ministerio de Seguridad Pública y encargado de mantener y garantizar el orden público a nivel nacional. Lleva a cabo actividades encaminadas a asegurar el cumplimiento de sus obligaciones institucionales, basándose en el fundamento legal que le proporciona su Ley Orgánica. Este esfuerzo requiere la participación conjunta de todos los organismos que integran la institución, así como la utilización coordinada de sus recursos, con el fin de garantizar el éxito de la misión.

La PNP es, junto con el Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN), el Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT) y el Servicio de Protección Institucional (SPI), uno de los integrantes de la Fuerza Pública. Desde el año 2010, la PNP está subordinada directamente al Presidente de la República, a través del Ministro de Seguridad Pública.


La Oficina Central Nacional (OCN) de INTERPOL en Panamá es una dependencia de la PNP, adscrita a la Dirección de Investigación Judicial. Desde su creación, INTERPOL Panamá ha desempeñado una función importante en la lucha contra la delincuencia transnacional, realizando las 24 horas del día notables aportaciones a esta labor, lo que le ha permitido cumplir con los objetivos para los cuales se creó. 


  • Grupo Especializado no 1 – Crimen Organizado y Delitos contra la Seguridad Colectiva;
  • Grupo Especializado no 2 – Delitos contra la Vida e Integridad Personal, Delitos contra la Libertad y Víctimas Especiales;
  • Grupo Especializado no 3 – Delitos contra el Patrimonio Económico, contra el Orden Económico, y contra la Fe Pública;
  • NSO: Oficial de Seguridad Nacional;
  • I-24/7: Sistema mundial de comunicación policial protegida de INTERPOL;
  • UEIPC: Unidad Especializada de INTERPOL –           Paso Canoas;
  • UEIAIT: Unidad Especializada de INTERPOL – Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen.
INTERPOL Panama in action
15 June 2017

Tackling regional crime through global cooperation focus of INTERPOL meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile – Intelligence sharing and international collaboration against regional organized crime was the emphasis of a Fortaleza-CRIMJUST meeting hosted by Chile’s National Police – PDI and INTERPOL.Participants discussed ways to tackle transnational crime via INTERPOL’s Project Fortaleza and Project CRIMJUST, a European Union-funded initiative imp...
23 September 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Addressing the global problem of Latin American and Caribbean drug crime and its links to other serious crimes, particularly migrant smuggling and human trafficking, was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Project Fortaleza meeting held in the Curaçao capital. Project Fortaleza provides Latin American and Caribbean law enforcement w...
28 July 2016

More than 2,700 human trafficking victims rescued in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

An operation targeting human trafficking in South and Central America has resulted in the rescue of more than 2,700 victims, 134 arrests and the dismantling of at least seven organized crime networks.Coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America, Operation Intercops - Spartacus III was conducted in two parts, initially concentrating on three...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
15 December 2015

Online child sex abuser forums targeted in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An operation targeting paedophile networks sharing child sexual abuse material via online forums has resulted in the arrest of 60 offenders across 15 countries in the Americas and Europe and the rescue of four victims.Coordinated from INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America in Buenos Aires, nearly 200 raids were carried out...
05 December 2014

Fisheries crime investigations supported by INTERPOL training

PANAMA, Panama – Enhancing the skills of fisheries crime investigators to better identify, deter and disrupt transnational criminal networks involved in illegal fishing activities and other criminality was the focus of an INTERPOL training workshop in Panama.In conjunction with the Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola del Istmo Centroamericano (OSP...
20 November 2013

First INTERPOL iARMS ‘hit’ on stolen firearm links previously unrelated cases in Costa Rica and Panama

LYON, France – The INTERPOL illicit Arms Records and Tracing Management System (iARMS) has recorded its first ‘hit’, matching a firearm seized by police in Panama to one stolen in Costa Rica 18 months earlier.Launched at the start of 2013, iARMS which currently contains more than 288,000 records provided by nearly 100 countries, provides a centralized sys...
18 October 2013

Meeting between Presidents of Panama and INTERPOL underlines close police cooperation

PANAMA CITY, Panama – On her first official visit to Panama since her election in 2012, INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi has met with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal, as well as other senior government and police officials, to discuss international law enforcement collaboration and transnational crime issues.High on the agenda dur...
11 September 2012

International conference on intellectual property crime focuses on global partnership response

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Identifying areas for global collective action against intellectual property (IP) crime and counterfeit products is the focus of the 2012 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference which opened today.Bringing together more than 500 delegates representing both the public and private sectors from 58 countries, the three-day conf...
26 April 2012

Fakes worth millions seized in INTERPOL-led operation across Americas

LYON, France – Fake goods including toys, computer software, clothing, beauty products, engine oil and cigarettes worth nearly 30 million US dollars have been seized in an INTERPOL-initiated and coordinated operation across 11 countries in the Americas.Codenamed Maya the two-week operation (1 – 15 March) saw more than 1,000 interventions by police, custom...
17 February 2011

Boosting forensic capabilities in Americas focus of INTERPOL meeting

GUATEMALA – Specialists from Central America and Mexico have taken part in an INTERPOL meeting aimed at promoting the use of DNA, Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) and fingerprint services to encourage greater information exchange and co-ordination at the regional and international level.The five-day meeting (7-11 February) in Guatemala City broug...
31 January 2011

INTERPOL-led operation in Americas nets fakes worth 200 million dollars

LYON, France – Fake goods worth more than USD 200 million have been seized and nearly 1,000 people arrested in a series of operations co-ordinated by INTERPOL across South America targeting organized criminal counterfeiting networks.Carried out under the auspices of Operation Jupiter in partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO), the year-long...
01 October 2010

Hundreds arrested in INTERPOL and Customs anti-counterfeiting operations across South America

LYON, France – A transnational operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization targeting organized criminal counterfeiting networks across 13 countries in South America has resulted in more than 600 arrests and the seizure of fake goods worth 50 million US dollars. Carried out under the umbrella of Operation Jupiter, goods recovered...
11 September 2009

INTERPOL applauds Panama arrest of Colombian fugitive wanted by Peru for suspected drug trafficking

A major investigation led by INTERPOL'S National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Washington has led to the arrest of senior drug cartel member William Cobo Idrobo at Panama’s Tocumen International airport. He was wanted by Peru for serious drug offences.   With the assistance of INTERPOL'S regional bureau in Buenos A...
08 September 2009

International alert issued by INTERPOL following Panama jailbreak

At the request of Panamanian authorities, INTERPOL has issued an international security alert, or Orange Notice, for eight dangerous criminals who broke out of a jail in Panama.Twelve men - four of whom have since been recaptured - broke out of La Joyita prison in Panama City after cutting through the bars and doors, during the night of 4 September and th...
21 November 2008

Colombian fugitive arrested and deported from Panama within 24 hours of issue of INTERPOL alert

A Colombian man accused of defrauding thousands of investors through pyramid schemes was located, arrested and deported from Panama in less than 24 hours following intensive co-operation between national police and support from INTERPOL.The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Bogota requested the issue of a Blue Notice for David Murcia Guzmán, presi...
29 October 2007

Joint INTERPOL operation in Central America uncovers hundreds of stolen cars

Police in Central America have identified hundreds of cars as potentially stolen after conducting universal checks of their national car registration databases against INTERPOL’s database of stolen motor vehicles. More than 4 million searches have been performed during the first phase of Operation ‘Huracan’. The hits underscore the global nature of v...

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Age today: 42 years old
Nationality: Dominican republic


Age today: 48 years old
Nationality: Colombia


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