Tuesday, 27 October 2020

1200 Kgs Of Cocaine Aboard Homemade Sub Confiscated In Southern Zone

Authorities detained 2 suspects linked to a home made submarine transporting 1,200 kilos of cocaine in the Punta Burica area, a small coastal peninsula−reef in the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s southern zone.

The suspects were guarding the vessel. They were arrested in a joint operation between the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) – Judicial Police,Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) and the  Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas (National Coast Guard.

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As detailed by the OIJ, a total of 30 packages with drugs were confiscated. The cargo would have a value of more than ¢4,8 billion colones (US$8.5 million dollars) in the illicit market in the country.

The detained subjects are Ecuadorian nationals.

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Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

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