Panama makes largest cocaine seizure of year

PANAMA CITY (AP) " Panamanian authorities say they have seized more than 2 tons of cocaine in their largest score of the year.

Anti-drug prosecutor Julio Villarreal said Monday that the drugs were buried in a cache near the coast and had to be dug up.

It brought the year's total of cocaine seizures to 43 tons in Panama. The 2015 total was 58 tons.

Panama's location puts it on the smuggling route for drugs coming from South America and heading to the United States.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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