Police Seize Synthetic Cocaine For First Time in Costa Rica
In what turned out to be more than just another drug bust, police seized synthetic cocaine for the first time in Costa Rica during an operation July 6, according to a statement from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).
Eight were arrested in raids of homes around San Ramón, northwest of San José, nd police seized cocaine, crack and a synthetic cocaine known here as “cheese,” which is sold in white chunks and has a base of cocaine with additives including amphetamines and barbiturates. Police believe the drug was brought here from Panama and are analyzing it to determine its exact ingredients and find out how addictive it is, the statement said.
Cash, vehicles, guns and appliances police believe could have been purchased with drug money were also seized during the raids.
You may be interested
Costa Rica relocation/retirement guide book releases its 19th editionTico Times - April 11, 2021
Long time Costa Rica citizen and Tico Times columnist, Christopher Howard, releases the 19th edition of his popular relocation/retirement guide Over…
Costa Rica Multipurpose Patio Shrub – MalincheEd Bernhardt - April 11, 2021
Here’s another attractive ornamental that’s a favorite Costa Rican backyard patio shrub. You’ll find malinche (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) growing in just…