There is a steady business in smuggling alcohol from Panamá, and over the weekend the Fuerza Pública confiscated two such shipments.
Both police actions took place at the same location and about the same time.
A vehicle with 660 cans of beer was the first case. The driver was on a back road in Osa.
A short time later police spotted a parked microbus not far away. The two occupants had fled into the brush, officers said. The vehicle contained more than 5,500 cans of beer, mostly Milwaukee’s Best.