Police said they stopped a flatbed truck Sunday in San Rafael La Unión, Cartago, and found six I-beams that they believe came from a railroad worksite. The Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles is extending the valley line into Cartago.
The Fuerza Pública said officers were tipped by a telephone call that led to the arrests of two men about 7:40 a.m. The truck was loaded with what appears to be junk with the I-beams hidden under a plastic tarp.
The I-beams are used to provide support for the track rails, police explained. At the scene was Miguel Carabaguíaz, head of the railway institute, who told police that the truck or a similar one had been seen at sites where other material has gone missing, police said.