A sea chase early Tuesday failed to net the crew of a drug boat, but judicial agents managed to locate later one man they said was wet and wearing a life vest.
The action played out in Westfalia, Limón, where law officers said they found a boat abandoned with slightly more then two tons of marijuana aboard.
A crew of the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea spotted the craft while it still was at sea, and the crew jumped into the water and made for shore as the craft neared land, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública said that a microbus also was located abandoned near where the boat was found. The craft was one of those open boats similar to those used for fishing. Judicial agents said they think there was a crew of four.,
The Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas has been successful in incorporating such boats into its own fleet.
Law officers did not report the origin of marijuana. Typically such craft bring the drug from Jamaica.