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Costa Rican authorities assist in major drug busts

The Colombian government announced Tuesday that 116 tons of cocaine had been seized in a month and a half of joint military operations with countries in America and Europe.

Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine from boat in Caribbean

The six men captured — five Costa Ricans and one Honduran — were placed under the jurisdiction of the prosecutor's office.

Supported by U.S. and Colombia, Costa Rica seizes two tons of cocaine

Costa Rican authorities seized two tons of cocaine in an operation supported by forces from Colombia and the United States

Costa Rica seizes 780 kg of cocaine hidden in salt shipped from Colombia

Anti-drug authorities in Costa Rica seized a shipment of 780 kilograms of cocaine that arrived from Colombia.

Costa Rica seizes record five metric tons of cocaine

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

Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine

The intercepted ship was taken to the port of Quepos, in the South Pacific, where the ship was subjected to an inspection.

Cocaine from Brazil on the rise in Europe

Costa Rica also figured in the data, accounting for 16% of the cocaine seized in Antwerp.

Government of Guatemala warns that the country has become a cocaine producer

Guatemala and the rest of Central America are used by international cartels that traffic drugs and launder money.

1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas

Costa Rican authorities have seized 2,147 kilos of cocaine already this month.

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

The four men arrested — three Nicaraguans and a Costa Rican — did not have criminal records. If convicted, they would face up to 20 years in prison.

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