Not everyone in Costa Rica is taking the holy part of Semana Santa seriously. Police have arrested 276 people so far during the holiday and seized a surprising amount of illegal foodstuffs .
Here is a breakdown of the arrests made so far during the Easter Holy Week:
arrested for irregular immigration
arrested for violating the country’s psychotropics law (possessing or selling illicit drugs)
arrested for domestic violence
arrested for vandalism
arrested for possession of illegal firearms or explosives
arrested for resisting authority
arrested for attempted murder
arrested for sexual offenses
While plenty of the confiscations involved illegal drugs — the largest seizure this week has been illegally imported fish (a popular dinner during the holidays). Police nabbed a Nicaraguan man with 593 fish hidden in his truck Monday. The fish did not meet health requirements in Costa Rica.
Curiously, police classified the large seizure as “historic” because it is the largest load of illegal fish ever captured during Semana Santa.
Breakdown of confiscated illegal goods:
kilograms of meat (illegally transported, imported or packaged)
kilograms of cheese (illegally transported, imported or packaged)
boxes of prescription drugs
liters of contraband liquor
doses of crack
ounces of marijuana
kilos of cocaine