In case motorists were wondering what the delay was in construction on the Autopista del Sol around kilometers 46 and 47, they need only look to the junk yard.
Judicial investigators in Orotina said that crooks made off with special metal girders imported from Germany. That was five tons worth 30 million colons, about $60,600.
Agents were able to recover the bulk of the material. Two suspects were detained Thursday, a week after the theft took place.
They are Alajuela residents who were selling the metal to a junk yard in Joaquín de Flores en Heredia, agents said.
The stacks of metal were supposedly under the eye of a guard at the site.