Seizures in Costa Rica Between 2006 to 2009

Costa Rica’s Interior Ministry reported that nearly 93 tons of cocaine was seized in the country between 2006 and 2009, nearly twice the amount that was seized in the country in the previous decade. The increase in cocaine trafficking is believed to be caused from drug cartels in Mexico increasingly picking up cocaine shipped from South America in Costa Rica.

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Source:  Leslie Josephs, “Costa Rica latest stop for Mexican drug gangs,” Reuters, December 14, 2009.