Almost 800 detained in Montes de Oca

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Almost 800 people have been arrested in the canton of Montes de Oca, according to recent data provided by the public security ministry. Most of these were for drug offenses.

The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública said that, of the 786 arrested so far this year, 595 were for violations of the anti-drug policy. The rest were rounded up for crimes of theft, destruction of property and disorderly conduct. January 2017 was the most recorded month of apprehensions in this canton, according to officials.

Aside from the usual confiscations of cocaine, crack and illegal firearms, marijuana remained the primary drug in relation to the detentions of these persons.

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