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In a wooded lot near Tawal Street in Osa Canton were found two cars. Inside were several large bags loaded with marijuana packages.
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Police find 1.6 tons-plus of marijuana dumped in Osa Canton

Published Monday, April 26, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

During a routine operation, police officers from the Ciudad Cortés District station found  more than 1.6 tons of marijuana left in two cars and dumped in an empty area.

According to the police report, in a wooded lot near Tawal Street in Osa Canton, in the southern zone of the country, were found two cars. Inside were several large bags loaded with marijuana packages.

In addition, officers found more bags with marijuana dumped around the two cars.

Following the police's guidelines in the case of drugs, the cargo was seized and handed over to the Drug Control Police specialists, who during a more accurate review determined that it was 1,643 kilograms of marijuana.

In addition to the drugs, police seized the two cars as evidence in the case. No suspect has yet been arrested in connection with the incident.

This is the second case reported by the police this month about marijuana found in an abandoned place.

Last week police officers from the Escazu Canton station, in San José Province, responded to an emergency call about people arriving by car and entering a house "in a seemingly suspicious way in the middle of the night."
According to the police report, officers arrived at the house, where they realized that the main front door was open and there were no people inside or around.
From the porch, "officers allegedly saw several potted marijuana plants inside the house," police said.

Then with the support of Drug Control Police agents, there were several plants found inside the house. The agents found 52 marijuana plants measured between 1.02 and 1.70 meters plus 695 grams of chopped marijuana.
The drugs were seized as evidence but no suspects were detained.
The agents will continue with the investigation until they find those suspected of growing the plants inside the house and the dumped marijuana inside those two cars.
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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