By discovering more than five tonnes of cocaine hidden in a container, the Costa Rican police carried out the largest drug seizure in its history on Saturday.
The Costa Rican police carried out the largest drug seizure in its history on Saturday by discovering more than five tonnes of cocaine hidden in a container that was to be loaded Sunday in the port of Limon (Caribbean coast).
The drugs were concealed in a consignment of ornamental flowers destined for the Dutch port of Rotterdam, said Interior Minister Michael Soto Rojas.
The police also arrested a 46-year-old suspect, of Costa Rican nationality.
The suspect container was spotted on Friday and its search proved successful on Saturday: police discovered 202 suitcases there, containing a total of 5,048 packages of approximately one kg of cocaine each.
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