Costa Rica seizes one ton of cocaine, arrests 5 Colombians

first_img Police seized more than one ton of cocaine from a private home north of the Costa Rican capital and arrested 12 people, including five Colombians, officials said Tuesday. Another Colombian suspect got away during the raid in Nandayure, 329 kilometers (205 miles) north of San Jose, police added. In addition to 1,091 kilograms (2,405 pounds) of cocaine, police found weapons, radio transmitters and satellite telephones in the house, they said. Costa Rica is used by drug traffickers as a transshipment point for drugs bound for Mexico and the United States. By Dialogo July 08, 2010last_img

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