Cocaine turns up at beach near Nosara, Guanacaste

The sea appears to be giving up some of that cocaine smugglers dumped into the ocean off the Pacific coast.

Tourism police figure that is where the packages containing five kilos of coke originated. Officers got a call and found the packages on Playa Pelada and Nosara. The substance was turned over to the Judicial Investigating Organization for testing.

Costa Rican coast guard crewmen intercepted an apparent drug boat off Punta Guiones, near Flamingo, Guanacaste, Sept. 13 and captured three suspects after a firefight. Officials said that the occupants of the boat began dumping packages into the sea. Some were retrieved.

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