Costa Rica seizes one ton of cocaine, arrests 5 Colombians

Costa Rica seizes one ton of cocaine, arrests 5 Colombians

By Dialogo
July 08, 2010



Police seized more than one ton of cocaine from a private home north of the
Costa Rican capital and arrested 12 people, including five Colombians, officials
said Tuesday.

Another Colombian suspect got away during the raid in Nandayure, 329
kilometers (205 miles) north of San Jose, police added.

In addition to 1,091 kilograms (2,405 pounds) of cocaine, police found
weapons, radio transmitters and satellite telephones in the house, they
said.

Costa Rica is used by drug traffickers as a transshipment point for drugs
bound for Mexico and the United States.





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