50% Drop in Crimes Against Tourists in Panama

50% Drop in Crimes Against Tourists in Panama
Sunday, May 16 2010 @ 08:36 PM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

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Thefts and robberies targeting tourists have dropped by 50% during the first months of this year, according to the Deputy Commissioner of the Tourism Police, Elsa Garzón. Security in tourist areas such as the ruins of Old Panama, Casco Viejo, and other areas has been reinforced by units of the Institutional Protection Service (SPI) and the National Police, she said. Garzon said the formation of a committee comprised of security managers from the city’s hotels is showing good results, because it allows for a greater flow and exchange of intelligence information as well as the monitoring of irregular situations and crimes against tourists. She said they have also tightened security at the Tocumen International Airport. “We maintain two checkpoints in different parts of the Southern Corridor to provide security when tourists leave the airport of Tocumen,” she explained. (Panama America)

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