Large haul of crack cocaine made at Cartago checkpoint

Fuerza Pública officers at a checkpoint set up on a secondary road into Cartago Centro nabbed a driver Monday who was accused of transporting 10,000 individual doses of crack cocaine.

The crack, wrapped in aluminum foil, were in sealed, individual bags that appears to be destined to retail outlets in the central canton.

The arrest was made after a brief vehicle chase at El Alto de Coris. Police officials said they set up checkpoints in this location because they believed the route was being used by those who wanted to avoid the major highways.

The arrest suggests that crack is being manufactured locally and that the appetite for the drug in a community like Cartago is ample.

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