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First Big Bust of 2008 Yields 100 Kilos of Coke

January 18, 2008
Police seized 100 kilos of cocaine hidden in a van that was heading for the Nicaraguan border in Costa Rica’s first major drug bust of the year, the Public Security Ministry said.
The van’s driver, last name Suárez, 37, was arrested during the crackdown by the national Narcotics Police (PCD) in Peñas Blancas, the first of its kind in the northern Costa Rican border town, the ministry said in a statement.
“To find the drugs, PCD officers had to carry out a detailed search of the van, which was carrying a load of iron beams to the Nicaraguan town of Tipitapa,” the police report said.
Suárez faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of international drug trafficking.
 

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