The drug control police reported seizing 2,954 packages with marijuana.
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Published Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Men jailed on suspicion
of trafficking marijuana

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Three men will remain in pre-trial prison for six months on suspicion of trafficking more than half a ton of marijuana accused of allegedly committing the crime of violation of the Psychotropic Law.

According to the Osa Peninsula Prosecutor's Office, in Puntarenas Province, the suspects are two Costa Ricans surnamed Flores-González, Rodríguez-Flores and one Nicaraguan surnamed García-Rojas.

According to the investigation, on July 29, the officials of the Drug Control Police and the Border Police received confidential information that an action was going to be carried out related to drugs in the Térraba-Sierpe wetland area in Osa zone of the Puntarenas Province.

When police responded to the call, they found, hidden among the vegetation, a cargo of 60 black bags. "When the officers arrived, the suspects attempted to escape, but they were detained," the Prosecution said in its statement.

The drug control police reported seizing 2,954 packages with marijuana. Of these 2,866 were weighing approximately 500 grams each, 78 packages weighed approximately 1,400 grams each, and 10 packages that had a weight of approximately one kilogram each.

The judicial agents call on the population to report any suspicion of drug trafficking to the confidential line 800-8000-645, where there are bilingual agents who can answer calls in English or Spanish.

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