The Fuerza Pública made its first haul of illegal fireworks less than 24 hours after officials announced a major crackdown for the holidays.
The location was in Santa Cecilia, La Cruz, Guanacaste, where a woman was found bringing some 2,487 individual fireworks in from Nicaragua. She was on a bus.
Police said they found the fireworks under a seat.
Monday officials said that some 3,000 officers were being detailed to find illegal fireworks. The rule in Costa Rica is if it explodes it is illegal. Still illegal rockets and other devices are easily available around the holiday season.