Anti-drug police said that a neighbor turned in a family that was growing marijuana in El Coyol en Alajuela.
The Policía de Control de Drogas moved in Monday and made three arrests. One of the suspects is a 56-year-old female U.S. citizen with the last name of Dittrich. She is believed to be the companion of a 43-year-old man with the last name of Chamorra. A 28 year old, identified as a nephew, also was detained.
The marijuana operation used hydroponics, said police. They confiscated vehicles and items used in the production of marijuana including some of the processed material.