Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rican Coast Guard nabs boat with 1.5 tons of cocaine

March 12, 2013

Drug traffickers on Tuesday abandoned a boat with 1.5 tons of cocaine after being pursued by a Costa Rican Coast Guard patrol at the Caribbean beach of Manzanillo, in the province of Limón.

The four-engine boat carrying some 1.5 tons of cocaine was abandoned on the beach, and the crew fled the site. Drug Control Police (PCD) agents found 50 packs of cocaine plus 30 barrels of fuel.

Four suspects fled into the jungle. PCD agents followed and are performing an operation in the area to search for the alleged traffickers.

Costa Rica’s anti-drug commissioner Mauricio Boraschi said that preliminary investigations indicate suspects may be Colombian nationals.

So far this year, authorities of the Public Security Ministry have seized five tons of cocaine, destroyed 51,494 marijuana plants and dismantled four drug gangs – two local and two with international links.

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 4, 2020
Costa Rica
21149 views
Costa Rica
21149 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 4, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 4, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 310 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 4,621 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Happy Fourth of July from The Tico Times
Events
2703 views
Events
2703 views

Happy Fourth of July from The Tico Times

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at The Tico Times! Break out your red, white and blue, rehearse…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 3, 2020
Costa Rica
21144 views
Costa Rica
21144 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 3, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 3, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 288 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 4,311 cumulative known cases, the Health…