Coast guard gets two superboats to fight drugs and illegal fishing

The Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas received two patrol boats Wednesday, and each is worth about $262,000.

These are top-of-the-line craft to fight drug trafficking and illegal fishing on the Pacific coast, said the security ministry. Each has three Yamaha motors and can move at 50 knots.

One craft is being assigned to Golfito and the other to the coast guard station at Puerto Mora, Cuajiniquil, La Cruz, Guanacaste.

Two other craft, valued at $23,400 each, are being assigned to Golfito and Limón, said the ministry.

The new boats were featured at a presentation Wednesday in Puntarenas where $2.2 million in vehicles and other equipment was displayed. Among these are 39 vehicles that will be used by the Fuerza Pública.

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