315 pounds of coke discovered in bust

Police officers made a huge drug bust in Heredia Thursday.

The Fuerza Pública was alerted of a suspicious vehicle parked near a supermarket, according to preliminary reports. Officers approached the car and conducted a check on it to discover there was a double liner in the back. Officials allege that this vehicle had the same characteristics as one used for a possible bank robbery.

Within the car, police discovered over 143 kilograms of cocaine, or around 315 pounds. Officials also said that police found around $3200 in colons and dollar. The driver of the vehicle was arrested by police and police said that the vehicle is legally registered with a Guatemalan national.

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