The deputy ministe of Security, Celso Gamboa, said that Costa Rica is the country with the most marijuana eradication per square kilometre in the world.
Gamboa made the statements on the morning radio show, Nuestra voz.
The deputy minister also said that in terms of confiscating cash, this past year authorities have seized some US$3 million dollars at Peñas Blancas border crossing alone.
According to Gamboa, the Policía de Control de Drogas (Drug Enforcement Police) confiscated at the Nicaragua border, close to one million just in the first two months of this year.
The statements by the security minister following the detaining of a Costa Rican boat by a joint patrols of the United States and Costa Rica Coast Guard service.
The Comisionado Antidrogas (antidrug czar), Mauricio Boraschi, confirmed that 500 kgs of cocaine was confiscated off a boat on the high seas of the Pacific and the dentention of three men, Costa Rican and Colombian nationals.