In recent years, Costa Rica has become a crucial transit hub for drugs headed to Europe. Authorities say the drugs were being smuggled in a shipping crate that made its way into the Costa Rican port of Moin from Colombia’s Caribbean port of Turbo.
Costa Rica’s Security Minister Michael Soto, said in a statement, “We’re very close to 40 tons of marijuana and cocaine seizures in the country (so far in 2021). We hope to surpass last year’s numbers.”
The numbers from last year include 57 tons of cocaine seized during 2020 with the country seizing upwards of 14.5 tons of marijuana.