16 July 2024,   07:00
Costa Rican police find six tonnes of cocaine in biggest ever haul

Police in Costa Rica have found almost 6 tonnes of cocaine in a shipping container, leading to the country’s biggest ever drug seizure.
The drugs, which weighed 5 800kg, were discovered on Friday evening in Limon in a container of flowers due to be sent to Rotterdam, Holland.
In a press conference on Saturday afternoon, interior minister Michael Soto Rojas confirmed it was the largest ever drug seizure in Costa Rica.
The interior minister estimated that the haul has a European market value of 126 m Euro.
More than 5 000 packets of cocaine were found inside 202 suitcases.