Fuerza Pública sends a message to La Unión pot smokers

Those accused as pot smokers are detained under the eye of police. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública

Fuerza Pública officers in La Unión did not get the message that the nation’s chief prosecutor wanted to overlook the possession of small quantities of marijuana. They detained nine persons Sunday and confiscated 94.3 grams of marijuana, about 3.3 ounces.

Police said they got a call and found a group of youngsters, and some of them had small amounts of marijuana on their
person. One girl tried to discard a small baggie, they said.
Among the group was a 12 year old. The boy said his parents were working. Police took the nine to the local station where the adults were turned over to prosecutors. The minors got a warning and had their parents called, police said.

Jorge Chavarria, the nation’s chief prosecutor, told reporters last month that persons having small quantities of drugs would not be prosecuted.

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