Guatemalan Man Arrested in Costa Rica with 42 Kilos of Cocaine Hidden in Truck

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Drug Control Police of Costa Rica (PCD) arrested a Guatemalan man who was hiding 42 kilos of cocaine in a truck while crossing the border of Nicaragua, said official sources.

    The Costa Rican Security Ministry said  in a statement that the capture took place on Saturday at the Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua during a routine check.

    The drugs were hidden in the sides of the cab of the truck, which was carrying a container of stainless steel tables, hoses and other industrial products.

    The suspect in this case is the driver of the vehicle, a Guatemalan named Ponciano, age 41, who faces charges of international drug trafficking, a crime in Costa Rica is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison.

    With this seizure and total about 3.6 tons of cocaine seized by the Costa Rican authorities at the border crossing of Peñas Blancas during 2013. (EFE)

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