Grupo Nación embarrassed by discovery of drugs

Grupo Nación, the publishers of the Spanish-language daily newspaper and other titles, was very clear: It is not in the drug smuggling business. The company acted quickly to dispel rumors after a tractor trailer carrying cardboard sold by Grupo Nación was searched at Penas Blancas at the Nicaraguan border.

Anti-drug police said they found some 49-kilos of cocaine in the right fuel tank of the vehicle. They still were searching for more drugs Monday night.

Grupo Nación said through its newspaper that the cardboard had been in an Heredia warehouse and did not come from its main Tibás facility. It said the 20 tons of cardboard had been sold to a Nicaragua firm that arranged for transportation. Police detained the Guatemalan driver.

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