National Border Service
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National Border Service

The National Border Service (SENAFRONT) is a specialized and permanent police force, structured and organized to protect Panama's land borders and protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to protect life, honor, property and other rights and freedoms of individuals under the jurisdiction of the state, maintain public order, prevent, suppress and investigate the crimes and misdemeanors committed within their jurisdictions.

In case of emergency or an foreign attack on Panama, SENAFRONT is the principal entity of the security forces trained to plan, organize, direct and execute all actions that ensure the security of the territory and population within the sovereign jurisdiction of the territory Panamanian with attachment and loyalty to constitutional and legal order established in the country. Currently it has about 4,000 troops and rising.

It is currently deployed operationally in 7 combat battalions and one logistic battalion. On the border with the Republic of Colombia, the Eastern Brigade composed of: Caribbean Battalion, Central Battalion, Pacific Battalion, Fluvial Battalion, Battalion General José De Fabregas and Support and Service Battalion.

The border with the Republic of Costa Rica is the responsibility of the Western Battalion.

Has a Group of Special Forces which is organized by a Special Forces Battalion and deployed in 3 companies as follows:

  • Reconnaissance Company and Combat Anti-Narcotics (RECOM).
  • Jungle Operations Company.
  • Company Cobra Assault and Infiltration.

Its agents are often trained by the United States Army as there are daily clashes with FARC guerrillas on the border with Colombia.



Name Origin Photo Type
Smith & Wesson Model 15  United States S&WModel15-4 02.jpg Revolver
Browning HP  Belgium FN Hi Power.jpg Semiautomatic pistol
SIG Sauer P228  Germany M11 Pistol (7414627234).jpg Semiautomatic pistol
Glock17  Austria Glock 17 (6825676904)  ?.jpg Semiautomatic pistol
FN P90  Belgium P90--.png Personal defense weapon
FAMAE SAF  Chile DCB Shooting FAMAE.jpg 9x19mm submachine gun
IMI Uzi  Israel Uzi of the israeli armed forces.jpg 9x19mm submachine gun
HK MP5  West Germany Heckler & Koch MP5-1.jpg 9x19mm submachine gun
Colt M16 Assault Rifle  United States M16A1 brimob.jpg Assault rifle
Colt M4 carbine  United States Coltm4a1.jpeg Assault rifle
T65 Assault Rifle  Taiwan TwT65.JPG Assault rifle
AK-47  Soviet Union AK-47 assault rifle.jpg Assault rifle
AKMS  Soviet Union AKMS - 7,62x39mm - Armémuseum.jpg Assault rifle
AMD-65  Hungary AMD-65.jpg Assault rifle
AK-103  Russia AK-103 Assault Rifle.JPG Assault rifle
FN FAL  Belgium FN-FAL belgian.jpeg Battle rifle
SVD Dragunov  Soviet Union SVD Dragunov.jpg Semiautomatic sniper rifle
M40A5 rifle  United States M40 01.jpg Bolt-action sniper rifle
RPK  Soviet Union RPK Machine Gun 7.62 x 39.jpg Light Machine Gun
RPD  Soviet Union LMG-RPD-44 noBG.png Light Machine Gun
M60 machine gun  United States M60GPMG.jpeg General Purpose Machine Gun
FN MAG  Belgium FN MAG trípode.JPG General Purpose Machine Gun
PK machine gun  Soviet Union 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG General Purpose Machine Gun
Browning M1919A4 machine gun  United States Browning M1919a.png General Purpose Machine Gun
M2 Browning  United States M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg Heavy Machine Gun
M203 grenade launcher  United States Loading M203 40 mm grenade launcher attached to an M16 rifle.jpg 40mm grenade launcher
RPG-7  Soviet Union RPG-7V1 at Tank Biathlon 2014.jpg rocket-propelled Grenade
RPG-18  Soviet Union RPG-18-cutaway.JPG rocket-propelled Grenade


  • M30 107mm Mortar, U.S.A.
  • Soltam 60mm Mortar, Israel
  • M19 60mm mortar, U.S.A.


  • Humvee (HMMWV) -High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle-
  • Jeep J8 Gunship BPV -Border Patrol Vehicle-

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