Cartago drug organization broken up, agents report

Anti-drug police conducted 12 raids Tuesday and announced the arrest of 12 persons in an investigation of a marijuana and cocaine ring based in Cartago.

Raids were by the Policía de Control de Drogas in El Carmen, Aguacaliente, Manuel de Jesús and Taras in Cartago. Raids also took place in San Pedro and Tibás. Three women were among those detained.

Police said they became aware of the organization when they arrested a couple last year. They said that the organization broken up Tuesday was the supplier for the couple. Arrests began April 20, police said.

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