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Costa Rica officials warn of drug deliveries by sea

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Security officials in Costa Rica say they are incapable of stopping transnational drug traffickers from using the country's pristine beaches as stopover points for cocaine shipments headed to the United States, a development that's likely linked to the surge in Colombia's cocaine production.

Citing recent US and Costa Rican intelligence reports, newspaper reports have inciated that no Costa Rican beach is totally free of drug trafficking. Costa Rica's National Coast Guard Service identified 254 suspected drug boats last year, more than double the 125 reported in 2015.
The findings coincide with testimony given by Security Minister Gustavo Mata Vega before the Legislative Assembly in February.

Source: InSight Crime