Costa Rican police confiscate almost 1,000 kilos of cocaine in six days
Authorities arrested a man Monday night after discovering he had 560 kilos of cocaine stored in a farming truck in the town of Cuajiniquil in La Cruz, located in the northwest Guanacaste province. The arrest was the second massive confiscation of cocaine in the last six days.
On May 18, a man was detained in the town of Miramar, in the Pacific province of Puntareanas, after police discovered 378 kilos of cocaine in his truck.
According to the National Police, on Monday at 10 p.m., a man with the last name of Alvarado was pulled over in Cuajiniquil driving a truck. Upon a search of the vehicle, police found 560 kilos of cocaine, nearly 2 million colones, $40 and two cell phones. Alvarado is alleged to be involved in drug-trafficking and will be placed in six months of preventive prison while he awaits trial.
According to Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry, last year police seized 9,900 kilograms of cocaine, the second highest quantity in history, exceeded only by 2008.
You may be interested
Pic of the Day: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Costa RicaThe Tico Times - December 13, 2019
It’s that time of the year again – when there is absolutely no chance of a white Christmas in Costa…
Costa Rica will receive its first Airbus A350 todayAlejandro Zúñiga - December 13, 2019
Friday morning, passengers flying between Spain and Costa Rica boarded one of the industry's most modern airplanes. Spanish flag-carrier Iberia…
President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa RicaAlejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2019
Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, has signed a technical norm that defines when the country's medical professionals can legally perform…