Three smuggling suspects come ashore

Three more Costa Rican drug smuggling suspects arrived in Caldera Thursday.

They had been captured along with 1,772 kilos of cocaine in international waters.

The trio had been aboard a boat named  Capitán Luismi out of Golfito when they were spotted by a U.S. Coast Guard patrol plane.

A patrol boat of the  Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas picked up the trio off a U.S. boat at sea. Under an agreement between the two countries, Costa Ricans captured on the high seas are turned over to Costa Rican authorities.

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