Five persons who were ostensibly carrying food to prisoners in the La Reform penitentiary were detained Sunday on allegations that they also were delivering marijuana.
The five, residents of Alajuelita, were the subject of a tip by a confidential informant, said the Fuerza Pública. Officers set up a roadblock on the Alajuelita-Bello Horzonte road to snare the vehicle containing the five persons.
The only woman in the group was reported to have been carrying 182 grams of marijuana on her person. She was searched by a female officer, police said. Some 20 grams were found under the floor mat of the vehicle, they added.