Police at the northern border are not just after cocaine smugglers. In La Cruz, Guanacaste, Thursday Fuerza Pública officers stopped a truck that was carrying 173 containers of medicine that were not listed as being approved by the Ministerio de Salud here.
So police confiscated the lot, which is presumed to have come from Nicaragua.
Wednesday there was a more routine case. The Policía de Control de Drogas managed to find 78 kilos of cocaine at the Peñas Blancas border crossing. The cocaine was in the double floor of a truck cab, they said. The Guatemalan driver was detained.