Police report surprising a group trying to bury a plane that had fallen in a desolate area in Palmar Sur de Osa, in the southern part of Costa Rica.

Almost done, the burial of the narco plane. Photo from Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP)

The surprise find was in the wee hours of Sunday, near a clandestine landing strip in the area known as Finca 20 in Sierpe.

According to the official police report, three people were arrested, two of which were Colombian nationals and a Tico.

Photo from Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP)

The surprise police presence stopped the three from completing their task of buying the small plan with the registration HK 4567, registered in Colombia.

Photo from Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP)

A canine unit at the scene at the break of dawn on Sunday confirmed a trail of drugs, which are believed to have been extracted from the wreckage.