Another truckload of cocaine comes into hands of police

Officers unload drug flight in Alajuela Monday night. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública/Paul Gamboa

The truckloads of cocaine just keep coming.

The latest to come to the attention of police was a bold effort to transport some 560 kilos of cocaine, presumably to the Nicaraguan border in northwest Costa Rica.

The truck carrying the drug stopped at a police checkpoint near Cuajiniquil, La Cruz, in Guanacaste Monday night. The driver made no effort to hide the drugs.

The packages simply were stacked inside the enclosed box of the Chevrolet truck.

Police and anti-drug agents detained the man identified by the last names of Alvarado Torres.

Less than a week earlier police stopped a vehicle and found kilos of cocaine hidden in the truck box wall. That arrest in Miramar came from a telephone tip.

In both cases, security officials brought the cocaine to the Central Valley by air under heavy security.

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