Puerto Viejo man called dealer for tourists

Drug police allege that on Tuesday they detained the main drug dealer of Chiquita beach in Limón’s Puerto Viejo.

Police from the Control de Drogas allege that the 60-year old man was selling indiscriminately to foreign tourists. The man also apparently had a lot of guns in his possession. One of the more unique firearms was a revolver registered in the name of an association called the “Amigos de las Aves,” according to a preliminary report.

Police also said they seized a shotgun. The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública believes the man in custody sold cocaine and marijuana. The anti-drug unit seized around 90 baggies of cocaine and marijuana in addition to over $5,000 in colones and dollars that officials believe was earned through the sale of drugs.

The suspect has no prior criminal record but could face up to 20 years in prison if charged and found guilty, the ministry said.

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