A 67-year-old foreigner from Italy was captured by police on Monday in the Juan Santamaría International Airport. They noticed suspicious movements and decided to check his luggage.
It was discovered that he was carrying over a kilo of cocaine, 1.215 grams, and large sums of money whose origin he couldn’t explain. There were 10,240 Euros and ₡250,000.
A kilo of cocaine costs over $68,000 in Italy as well as in Germany, where he was heading. The Drug Control Police took evidence and he was ordered by the Criminal Court of Alajuela to three months of preventive detention.
The Drug Control Police work in favor of the security of both nationals and foreigners. The Prosecutor’s Office has opened a case against the man for international drug trafficking.