Two boats carrying a total of more than a ton of cocaine have been boarded in the Pacific.
The first case involved a Costa Rican-flagged craft with the name Embarcación Huko II. A U.S. patrol crew took over the craft and detained four Costa Ricans near the Isla de Coiba in Panamá. Under an agreement with Costa Rica, the U.S. crew turned the suspects over to Costa Rican officials.
A second fishing craft named Kinia Andrea was intercepted some 117 miles from Punta Burica, said the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública. Three persons were aboard along with nearly 400 kilos of cocaine.