Costa Rica: 1,219 kilograms of marijuana seized
By Dialogo June 11, 2013
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – Costa Rican authorities seized 1,219 kilograms of very potent marijuana from two boats that were stranded on a beach along the Caribbean coast after a brief gunfight, the Security Ministry said in a prepared statement on June 9.
The “High-Red” marijuana is one of the drug’s strongest strains, according to the ministry.
Authorities are searching for the owners of the boats and marijuana.
The crew aboard the boats opened fire on authorities as they headed toward the beach La Cieneguita in Moín in the province of Limón, where they escaped.
The boats were found in the same area where the body of environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval, a 26-year-old protector of leatherback turtles, was found with a bullet wound in his head on May 31.
[AFP (Costa Rica), 09/06/2013; TicoVisión (Costa Rica), 09/06/2013]