• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

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.
 

You may be interested

Costa Rica details Covid vaccine side effects
Costa Rica
10 views
Costa Rica
10 views

Costa Rica details Covid vaccine side effects

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2021

The Health Ministry says 0.72% of people receiving the coronavirus vaccine in Costa Rica have reported side effects, with headaches,…

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
3297 views
Costa Rica
3297 views

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2021

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"]

WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025
Latin America
7 views
Latin America
7 views

WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025

The Tico Times - April 22, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to end malaria in 25 countries by 2025, including Honduras, Guatemala and Panama, thanks…