500 more kilos of cocaine confiscated

An alert from law enforcement in Colombia allowed Costa Rican police to intercept a fishing boat carrying 500 kilos of cocaine, the security ministry said Monday.

The boat was off Punta Burica in extreme southwest Costa Rica.

A helicopter crew of the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea sighted the craft first and followed the crew as they fled to the nearby beach. There Fuerza Pública officers detained them, the ministry said.

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