• Tico Travel Surfing
  • Squaremouth travel insurance button 468x106
  • Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rica Border Police seize 7,000 doses of pharmaceutical drugs, other contraband at Nicaragua border

June 25, 2014

Border Police over the weekend conducted 25 operations along Costa Rica’s northern border with Nicaragua, confiscating approximately ₡10 million ($18,000) in contraband from smugglers.

Seized items included packaged food, snacks, cheese, beer, liquor and 7,000 doses of pharmaceutical drugs including injectables, cough and cold syrups, ointments and pills. None of the medicine had the required Health Ministry permits, Public Security Ministry officials said.

The police operations occurred at border checkpoints in Peñas Blancas, San Dimas and Valle Verde.

Since mid-April, Border Police have seized nearly two tons of smuggled merchandise, including clothing, perishable goods, liquor and cellphones, the ministry reported.

Cops have several sites along the border under surveillance, and in the last two months, police have confiscated more than 23,000 doses of various pharmaceutical drugs, including 50 doses of morphine and 7,000 tablets for veterinary use.

You may be interested

After public criticism, Costa Rican gov. repeals decree that created department with access to ‘confidential’ information
Costa Rica
6 views
Costa Rica
6 views

After public criticism, Costa Rican gov. repeals decree that created department with access to ‘confidential’ information

The Tico Times - February 21, 2020

The Costa Rican government repealed a decree that had created a Data Analysis Unit, after public criticism questioned its purpose…

Bathing with vegetables: The Luffa gourd
News
33 views
News
33 views

Bathing with vegetables: The Luffa gourd

Jim Nienhuis - February 21, 2020

I was introduced to the Luffa gourd while living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, where it grows on every telephone pole…

Drug and alcohol detox programs in Costa Rica
Sponsored content
11 views
Sponsored content
11 views

Drug and alcohol detox programs in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 21, 2020

When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab, every individual is different. That’s why the Costa Rica Treatment Center, located…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!