Customs contacted the company receiving the equipment, Cadryche Automation and Office Solutions, to notify them that it would be reviewing the equipment to see if it was legal to bring into the country. To date, the company has not appeared to undergo that review.
The equipment arrived in the country at Tocumen International Airport.
The device was manufactured in China, according to its packaging.
The machine was to be delivered to the offices of Offshore Legal Support on Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro. The representative of this company is Steffan Roy Leguísamo. According to its web site, the company creates companies that take advantage of the tax benefits provided by Panama.
Roy Leguisamo appears on the board of directors of at least 200 companies listed in the Public Registry.
There is an ongoing investigation into allegations of illegal surveillance carried out by the previous government.