Costa Rica seizes drug cargo destined for Europe
By Dialogo July 19, 2012
MOÍN, Costa Rica — The country’s National Drug Control Police seized 88 kilograms (194 pounds) of cocaine divided among 28 packages stashed in a container in this Caribbean port city on July 16, authorities said.
The container, which arrived days before from Colombia, was destined for Europe after scheduled layovers in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, the National Drug Control Police said, without specifying the final port of call.
The narcotics were hidden inside an insulated thermal unit of the container and were found in a joint operation by Costa Rican customs agents, Police and the Public Security Ministry. No arrests were made.
[Msp.go.cr (Costa Rica), 17/08/2012; Espanol.upi.com, 17/08/2012]