Costa Rica Intercepts Ship With 1 Ton of Cocaine in the South Pacific

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The Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security reported today in a report that it intercepted a ship in the South Pacific where three Costa Ricans hauled 1 ton of cocaine hidden in the floor of the bow.

The national coastguard service in a joint patrol with the United States located 67 kilometers from Puerto Golfito, in the province of Puntarenas (South Pacific) a fishing vessel that transported the drug in packages.

“Three crewmen of Costa Rican nationality were traveling… after the review by the Drug Control Police it was possible to seize 1,005 kilos, which apparently travelled through Costa Rican waters to an unknown destination,” he said in a statement to the media. Security Minister, Michael Soto.

The suspects were identified as last names Vásquez Muñoz, 41 years old and captain of the boat, as well as Orozco López, 26 years old, both of whom had a history of having been detained in another vessel in 2013 with 460 kilograms of cocaine.

Costa Rica Intercepts Ship With 1 Ton of Cocaine in the South Pacific

The third man was identified as Guerra Carazo surnames, 33 years old and with no background.

The drug was found hidden in the floor of the bow distributed in packages that came with different labels, some with the word Bear, others with B-6 and some with the letter A.

The boat named “Yasiel Patricia I” has the Costa Rican registration number PG-9364 and it is registered in the name of a woman whose surname is Lechado, with a residence card and no background.

So far this year, the Ministry of Public Security has seized a total of 30 tons with 347.44 kilos of cocaine. in the country.

 

Source: Contacto Hoy