The U.S. Coast Guard turned over the crew of a Costa Rican boat to police officials Sunday. The cutter “Bear’ had stopped the boat, the “Tuker” in international waters and found nearly two tons of marijuana.
Officials in Costa Rica said they thought the boat was carrying marijuana from Jamaica. The delivery of the boat and the three Costa Rican crewmen was in conformity with the drug suppression agreement between the United States and Costa Rica. The Coast Guard crew also left a six-kilo sample of the confiscated material with officials in Limón as evidence. The fourth member of the crew is a Nicaraguan.
“Bear,” a 270-foot cutter with a home port in Portsmouth, Virginia, is a veteran of drug patrols.