Sent from Costa Rica to the Netherlands

APM Terminals operators arrested for facilitating exit of pineapple shipment containing cocaine

Two women in charge of operating the scanners at the APM Terminals dock, at the port of Moín (Limon) were detained for providing false information about a container loaded with fruit, which also contained 990 kilos of cocaine. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of pineapples that left the Limon megaport. It was seized on August 17 in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Three other employees of the port terminal were arrested on Tuesday morning.

The press office of the Public Ministry reported that the arrested took place during a series of raids carried out in Limón, Moín, Pocora and San Ramón de Alajuela. Important evidence for the development of the investigation and cash was seized during the raids by several judicial agencies, including the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) and the Drug Control Police (PCD).

According to the judicial report, prior to July 30, the defendants had been contacted by people, not yet identified, linked to drug trafficking. It is presumed that these unknown persons recruited the suspects. According to the evidence collected so far, the two women were in charge of the scanners, for which, apparently, they reported false data regarding the truck and container, allowing to leave the Limon port for Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

As reported on, the Dutch police seized the illegal drugs On August 17 of this year.

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