Costa Rica Seizes Two Tons Of Cocaine From Low-profile Boat

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Costa Rica Seizes Two Tons Of Cocaine From Low-profile Boat

SAN JOSE – Law enforcement officials in Costa Rica said on Thursday they had recovered two tons of cocaine from a low-profile boat found about 80 nautical miles off the coast, one of the biggest drug confiscations made at sea.

Costa Rican authorities said they began an operation in the Pacific Ocean after receiving a tip from the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday that resulted in the discovery of about 2,000 packets of cocaine of about 1 kg (2.2 pounds) each.

The drugs were found on a four-motor boat known as a low-profile vehicle (LPV), a kind frequently used by drug traffickers because they are difficult to detect by radar.

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