Checkpoints south of the Nicaraguan border are allowing frontier police to inspect and perhaps confiscate smuggled merchandise.
The security ministry said Monday that an inspection of a truck at San Dimas, La Cruz, turned up 108 pairs of tennis shoes bound for the Central Valley market. Police estimated the confiscation at 2.7 million colons, about $5,100.
Two persons in private vehicles had alcohol confiscated. One driver had 12 liters of rum and 48 cans of Nicaraguan beer. Another motorist had eight liters of whiskey, a liter of Baileys and three bottles of wine.