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Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations
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Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations

AFP and The Tico Times - September 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations carried out on the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, the government said Friday. In one of…

1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas
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Costa Rica
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1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 9, 2019

Public Security Minister Michael Soto said at a Friday morning press conference that Costa Rican authorities have seized 1,002 kilograms of cocaine that were being transported in…

400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica
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Drugs
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400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica

AFP - June 12, 2018

Costa Rican authorities seized 406 kilos of cocaine that were hidden in a container in a vessel that originated in the Colombian port of Turbo, authorities reported…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

The Tico Times - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Biggest submarine drug bust ever yields $181 million in cocaine off Pacific coast of Central America
Drug War
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Drug War
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Biggest submarine drug bust ever yields $181 million in cocaine off Pacific coast of Central America

AFP - August 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES, United States -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it seized $181 million worth of cocaine from a submarine-like vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean, but even more drugs…

Italian arrested with liquid cocaine at Costa Rica airport
Crime
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Crime
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Italian arrested with liquid cocaine at Costa Rica airport

The Tico Times - May 14, 2015

Police at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport arrested an Italian tourist Thursday carrying nearly 6 kilograms of liquid cocaine, according to a statement from the Public Security…

Joint Costa Rica-US patrols yield more than 2,000 kilos of drugs
Crime
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Crime
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Joint Costa Rica-US patrols yield more than 2,000 kilos of drugs

L. Arias - March 24, 2015

Joint patrols between the Public Security Ministry's (MSP) Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard confiscated a total of 1,815 kilos of compressed marijuana, 538 kilos of cocaine and 37…

Costa Rica Coast Guard confiscates 810 kilos of cocaine near Quepos
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica Coast Guard confiscates 810 kilos of cocaine near Quepos

The Tico Times - January 14, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon a U.S. surveillance plane spotted a suspicious ship 36 nautical miles off of Quepos, on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. The boat was carrying at…

Costa Rican cops report seven tons of marijuana, 21 tons of cocaine confiscated in 2014
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Crime
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Costa Rican cops report seven tons of marijuana, 21 tons of cocaine confiscated in 2014

L. Arias - December 31, 2014

Police operations carried out by the Public Security Ministry during 2014 resulted in the seizure of seven tons of processed marijuana and the elimination of 872,923 marijuana…

Drug scanners sit unused as drugs pass through Limón port
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Business
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Drug scanners sit unused as drugs pass through Limón port

The Tico Times - December 30, 2014

As tons of cocaine pass through Costa Rica’s Caribbean ports undetected, the government is left paying the maintenance bills on X-ray scanners that sit collecting dust, unused,…