Another vehicle stopped, and suspected coke found

Ministerio de Gobernación. Policía y Seguridad Pública photo Anti-drug agent checks the packages while a suspect stands nearby in handcuffs.

Fuerza Pública officers have detected and confiscated 21 more kilograms of cocaine on the Interamericana highway in the Canton of Osa.

The incident took place Wednesday night when officers stopped a Central Valley-bound car south of Palmar Sur. They detained a 24-year-old driver, and called in the Policía de Control de Drogas for a close inspection of the vehicle. What is believed to be packages of drugs were found under the rear side and in one of the side walls of the car, said the Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública.

Police said the the drug packages appeared to be smeared with grease with the goal of tricking any anti-drug dogs that might inspect the vehicle.

Last April 21 some 27 kilos of cocaine were discovered under similar circumstances.

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