The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – During Easter the Border Police of Costa Rica seized more than one ton of smuggled goods, valued at $10,000, from Nicaragua, local authorities reported today.
Through a press release, the deputy director of the Border Police, Allan Obando, said that at the post of the Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua, the authorities found more than 25 bags of merchandise such as shoes, clothes, milk products valued at over $10,000.
In addition, they more than 6,000 units of pills and other medications.
Officials said the products introduced to Costa Rica came from Nicaragua many of their owners abandoned the belongings once they saw the police presence.
“With the seizure we prevented potential consumers of drugs and various perishable goods from potentially damaging their health,” Obando said in the newsletter.
As part of the control in the border area, the police prevented the admittance of 1,050 undocumented Nicaraguans to Costa Rica.
The items are under the command of Customs at Peñas Blancas, while the drugs were sent to the Ministry of Health for destruction. (ACAN-EFE)
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica