1,045 kg cocaine seized in Costa Rica

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 26, 2010 06:50 hrs

/EFE) Costa Rican police have seized more than a tonne of cocaine transported from Colombia and arrested four Colombians, a Nicaraguan and two Costa Ricans, a minister said.

Two boats laden with 525 kg of cocaine and two vehicles loaded with another 520 kg were seized along with GPS trackers and an AK-47 assault rifle from the men, Security Minister Janina Del Vecchio said Thursday.

Police said the drugs were to be shipped to North America or Europe.

According to official figures, close to eight tonnes of cocaine have been seized in Costa Rica in 2010. Almost 100 tonnes of cocaine and $17.5 million in cash have been confiscated since May 2006.