Police and environmental agents set out Sunday morning seeking illegal hunters. They had received a tip.
Instead, Fuerza Pública officers and agents from the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía stumbled upon a marijuana plantation with 450 small plants.
The location was at San Jerónimo de San Pedro en Pérez Zeledón,
The law officers never found illegal hunters but they destroyed the marijuana after taking samples for prosecutors, they said.