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Costa Rica seizes record five metric tons of cocaine

February 16, 2020

Costa Rican police Saturday made the largest drug seizure in the country’s history after discovering more than five metric tons of cocaine hidden in a container due to be shipped to the Netherlands.

The drugs were concealed in a consignment of ornamental flowers at the APM Terminals port of Moín, Limón which was destined for Rotterdam, Public Security Minister Michael Soto Rojas said in a press conference.

Police also arrested a 46-year-old Costa Rican suspect.

The suspicious container was spotted on Friday and a search the following day uncovered 202 suitcases containing a total of 5,048 packages of cocaine weighing around one kilo (2.2 pounds) each.

Historic drug seizure Costa Rica
Drug Control Police decommissioned more than 5 metric tons of cocaine on Feb. 15, 2020. Via MSP.

Central America is one of the main routes for drugs headed from South America to the United States and Europe.

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