Costa Rican police seize a ton of cocaine buried on beach
By Dialogo January 09, 2012
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – Following an anonymous tip, Costa Rican police dug up a ton of cocaine buried in the sand of a beach on the Pacific coast of the country, authorities said.
The stash of drugs stuffed into plastic bags was found Jan. 6 on a remote stretch of beach near the town of Parrita, southwest of the capital San José, Deputy Minister of Security Celso Gamboa said Jan. 7.
“This drug seizure was not part of an ongoing investigation, so we need to determine the origin and likely destination” of the cocaine, said Francisco Segura, director of the Judicial Investigation Organization.
The discovery came a day after Costa Rican authorities seized another 360 kilograms (794 pounds) of cocaine that was being transported in a truck full of scrap metal near the border with Nicaragua.
[AFP, 08/01/2012; Nacion.com (Costa Rica), 08/01/2012]