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Published on Thursday,  November 25, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

 
Police officers found several drug packages, fuel containers and cash near the area where a  light aircraft crashed in Guanacaste Province, reported the Ministry of Security.

According to the police report, the case began on Tuesday when officers from the La Cruz Canton police station received an emergency call about a possible light aircraft crash accident.

Officials from the Air Surveillance Service located the exact point where the light aircraft fell in the wooded area of ​​Cuajiniquil community. Upon arriving at the site by land, officials found the remains of the light aircraft that crashed and coincided with the description of the one reported in the alert. It was a white light aircraft with no plate number or identification of its country of origin.

During the search operation to find the aircraft crew, the officers raided the private property where the aircraft had crashed. In a house located inside that property, the officers found several drug packages, money packages, gasoline containers, a pistol and several bullet magazines.

According to the ministry, following the guidelines of drug trafficking cases, officials of the Border Police with a K-9 Unit kept guarding the area and carrying out raid operations to find the suspects of having hidden the drugs and other evidence within the property. In addition, flights were carried out in the area by the Air Surveillance Service officers searching for suspects.



Specialists from the Drug Control Police carried out a detailed counting of the drug packages concluding that these were 93 packages of cocaine weighing approximately one kilo each. In addition, the money packages totaled about $202,500 in cash.

The anti-drug operation ended on Wednesday with the seizure of drugs, money, weapons and other documents as evidence in the case.

As of press time, suspects had not yet been arrested.

A short video of the operation was shared by the ministry and can be seen on the A.M. Costa Rica YouTube channel.

Authorities call for people to report any suspicion of drug sales or trafficking to the confidential line 800-8000-645 or 11-76, where bilingual agents can answer calls in English or Spanish.

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