U.S. warships have snagged two boats loaded with cocaine, security officials said.
The “USS Gary,” a Navy vessel, detained a Costa Rican boat named the “Anzuelo” 150 miles north of Ecuador and confiscated 506 kilos of cocaine. The occupants of the boat were two Mexicans and a Costa Rican.
Also in the Pacific, the ” USCG Midgett,” a U.S. Coast Guard craft, detained a boat called the “Capitán Allan” Monday afternoon and encountered three Costa Ricans, a Colombian and 501 kilos of cocaine.
Under a continuing agreement with Costa Rica, the crews of the Costa Rican boat will be sent here for trial as well as a sample of the confiscated drugs.