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Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

/ 06:36 AM February 17, 2020

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Costa Rican officials say they have seized more than 5 tons of cocaine, the largest such haul in the Central American country’s history.

The Public Security Ministry said the 5,048 kilograms (11,128 pounds) of cocaine were found Saturday evening in a shipping container at the Caribbean port of Moin. The container, supposedly holding ornamental plants, destined for Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Costa Rican officials last year reporting seizing 45.7 tons of cocaine, but the largest individual seizures never topped 2 tons.

Police said that as of Sunday, the only person detained in connection with the new seizure was a 46-year-old Costa Rican who had driven the shipment to the port.

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