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One of Panama’s most wanted captured in Playa del Carmen after arriving to ‘establish criminal group’

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A Panamanian suspect with an Interpol alert was captured in Playa del Carmen Friday. On Monday, elements of the Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office reported on his January 5 arrest from city streets.

He was captured in coordination with the FGE, National Guard and Interpol.

Javier Abdiel “N”, 27, was wanted in Panama for crimes against collective security, gang activity and homicides, in addition to being considered one of the priority objectives of the Central American nation.

The arrest was carried out in coordination with personnel from the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic, through the International Police Affairs Unit and Interpol and the National Guard.

All agencies collaborated institutionally for the arrest and placing at the disposal of Javier Abdiel N” before immigration authorities, who will proceed to transfer him to his country of origin.

According to an official statement, Javier Abdiel “N” was arrested January 5 after a complaint of the possession of narcotics.

At the time of his arrest, police seized his red Porsche GTS, 51 bags of marijuana and 50 bags of methamphetamine.

Javier Abdiel “N” has various arrest warrants for gang crimes, drug-related crimes and contract homicides (hitman), police reported.

The 27-year-old criminal gang leader will be returned to Panama where he has outstanding warrants. Photo: January 5, 2024.

“The accused belonged to the criminal gang “Los Terroristas”, considered one of the most violent in Panama, related to 80 percent of the homicides in one of the districts of that country, in addition to committing kidnappings and extortion.

“The first acts of investigation indicate that the detainee intended to establish a criminal group in Riviera Maya,” they added.