The “USS Carr,” the U.S. Navy ship that was denied a port visit will finally tie up in Puntarenas this weekend.
This is the ship that was carrying a quantity of marijuana fished from the ocean after a chase that resulted in the arrest of three persons. That was in the Caribbean, but the “Carr” now is in the Pacific.
Eventually the Asamblea Legislativa approved port visits by eight U.S. ships that are on drug patrol after considerable controversy.
The “Carr” carried a U.S. Coast Guard detachment that makes stopping suspect boats less of a military matter.
The marijuana came into the hands of the “Carr’s” crew Aug. 12. Security officials here complained that without the marijuana as evidence those arrested would go free.