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Panamanian Officials Fired for Positive Drug Tests


February 1993

Nine Panamanian officials, including a chief prosecutor, were fired by Attorney General Jorge Valdes after they tested positive for illicit drug use by urinalysis. The testing and firings followed a December 24 inquiry into allegations that former Attorney General Rogelio Cruz released $39 million in frozen assets belonging to Colombia's Cali cocaine cartel (From News Services, "Panama Officials Fired Over Drug Tests," The Dallas Morning News, 1/22/93, 10A).