Costa Rica: Police find more than two tons of cocaine in fruit container

Costa Rican police have seized 2.5 tons of cocaine at a cargo terminal in Moin, in the province of Limon. The Minister of Public Security, Jorge Torres, has stated officers discovered and seized a total of 2.5 tons of drugs in a container of fruit that was supposedly leaving for Belgium.

The minister, in a message on the social network Twitter, celebrated the "sure blows against drug trafficking", as he explained that in a few hours he also prevented "the transfer of more than three tons of marijuana".

"The police have weakened drug trafficking by seizing 5.5 tons of drugs in a matter of hours," the statement reads.

In 2020, Costa Rican authorities confiscated in the same port in question about six tons of cocaine destined for Holland, in what was the largest drug bust in the country.


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