They said they detained a Nicaraguan driver at the Cuajiniquil, La Cruz, Guanacaste, crossing. The man had 62,704 individual fireworks presumably designed to liven up the Costa Rican Christmas and New Year’s.
This is the first such case this year, police said. Nicaragua produces all types of fireworks that frequently find their way to sales outlets in Costa Rica. The basic rule here is if it explodes, it is illegal. Still, the holidays sometimes sound like a war zone. There are some commercial operations that put on fireworks shows that are legal.
The man was identified by the last names of González García. He was detained over the weekend.