Minister of Public Security of Panama, Jose Raul Mulino, justified the deception resorted to arrival at the airport and transfer to the prison El Renacer, the former general Manuel Antonio Noriega, who drew criticism and angry protests. Mulino insisted that the priority was to ensure the safety and physical integrity of the extradited, noting that even the Minister of Government, Roxana Mendez knew the plan of using a decoy to create a false arrival of the prisoner to the prison where opponents had bites .He admitted that this issue of the lure is something that must be handled very delicately because any slip that is committed can be used as a violation of the rights of the individual. Also found that it could see the former general Noriega, because "the law does not allow", but gave no details, and confirmed that the person that was presented is Noriega.
He explained that a vehicle was introduced to Mr. Attorney José Prado Ayú to enter the El Renacer prison facility because the goal he repeated, was the safety of Noriega who is the accused and the convicted.Aurelio Barria Meanwhile, leader of the Civil Crusade, questioned the protocol used by the prison authorities to transfer and bring Noriega to prison, and questioned why they were not allowed to see his face or confirm that indeed it was the former dictator ."Why all the mystery and protection?" He asked as he renewed his criticism of the prison system, he said, has lacked transparency.