Whether there is more cocaine or marijuana being transported or sold in Costa Rica is a tossup.
The bulk of the cocaine appears to be headed north. But Costa Rica, despite its vast fields of marijuana in the Talamancas is a marijuana importer.
Then, of course, there are the cottage industries where marijuana is grown hydroponically.
Thursday Fuerza Pública officers and the Policía de Control de Drogas made three confiscations of marijuana.
They stopped a taxi driver with 50 packages of marijuana in his vehicle’s trunk between San Rafael y San Isidro de Heredia.
Meanwhile, their colleagues received a tip and stopped a bus bound from the Caribbean on a highway near Guápiles and searched it.
Officers found five kilos of marijuana of the Jamaican variety in a suitcase.
There was an additional confiscation in Cartago.
Thursday was not an unusual day. Reports from police almost always show two to three arrests of persons carrying marijuana. Frequently they have other drugs.