Agents of the Policía de Control de Drogas say they destroyed 57,482 marijuana plants in the last seven day.
They said that 4,557 of these were destroyed in Siquirres where the 44-year-old owner of a finca was detained. Two other persons there also were arrested, agents said. They added that aircraft of the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea had spotted the individuals.
Agents also destroyed plants in San Rafael de Bordon, Shorbeta, Bajo Bley and Bocuare, all Talamanca. The mountains in the southeastern part of the country contain many small marijuana patches. But no one was detained in these operations, they said.