Three tonnes of cocaine were seized by authorities on Panama's Caribbean coast and two more were discovered in a house in southern Mexico, officials from the two countries said Wednesday.
Panamanian police said a patrol found 122 bags stuffed with 3,027 one-kilogram (2.
2-pound) bricks of cocaine that had been hastily abandoned next to a boat on the banks of the Petaquilla river, and three men were arrested.
Panama's anti-drug prosecutor Jose Almengor said notes were written on the bags, "which led us to believe that the drugs were bound for five criminal groups in Mexico.