A Nicaraguan man who police said was driving with 60 grams of cocaine in his car was apprehended Monday night in San Pedro de Montes de Oca. Fuerza Pública officials say they discovered the drugs thanks to a checkpoint set up in the area.
Identified only by the last name of Mendes, the suspect was remanded to prosecutors. Police said they check hundreds of cars and people daily to find drugs, weapons and refugees. They claim these checkpoints have allowed them to recapture eight escaped detainees and conduct hundreds of drugs busts.
The drugs were tested with field equipment and by a drug-sniffing canine to prove positive as cocaine, police said.