More than 20 people have been arrested in “Operation Phishing " in sixty simultaneous raids carried out by the Specialized Section for Crimes
Against the Economic Order and the National Police in the provinces of Panama, Panama West and
Colon. Among the detainees is a member of the National Border Service (Senafront) and several women resulting in the dismantling of a criminal group dedicated to financial crimes in the form of phishing. During the proceedings, cash, credit, and debit cards were located.
Through text messages, WhatsApp and emails the operators stole personal information from their victims, to commit criminal actions.
The apprehended will be brought before a guarantee judge, where they will be charged with crimes against the Economic Order in the form of Financial Crimes and Money Laundering amounting to over $300,000 from at least 36 victims.