Fuerza Pública officers in the southern part of the country are paying special attention to vehicles coming from Panamá.
Police have confiscated three loads of alcohol and cigarettes in Coto Brus and Buenos Aires over the last four days.
One motorist was carrying 120 cans of beer. A second stopped in Sabanillas had 55 bottles of alcohol and 98 packs of cigarettes.
A third confiscation took place in the InterAmericana Sur at El Brujo, Buenos Aires. The motorist had 1,210 bottles of alcohol, police said. Officers were accompanied by tax police.