Most arrests at surf event were for pot

The Fuerza Pública said Tuesday that officers detained 91 persons over the weekend at the World Surfing Games in Jacó, mostly for possession and use of funny cigarettes.

That was the total for the entire period of the event from Aug. 6 to last Saturday. Police also said that they confiscated a firearm and a knife.

Two persons were detained for creating a disturbance, and 85 were held on drug violations. Police said they confiscated a small amount of cocaine, crack and crystal, too.

Police stopped and searched nearly 750 persons during the surf championships.  Tens of thousands of persons attended the event, organizers reported.

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