500 Kilos of Cocaine Found in Squash Truck
Drug Control Police on Saturday confiscated 500 kilograms of cocaine they found in a truck carrying squash near the southern Pacific port city of Golfito, according to Public Security Ministry spokesman Oscar Abrahams.
Police were inspecting the truck at a checkpoint at Río Claro de Golfito, 50 kilometers from the Panama border, Abrahams said, when they discovered a hidden compartment in the back. Upon opening it, police found 500 kilograms of cocaine distributed in packets of 10-20 kilograms each.
The driver, Orlando Fallas, 30, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking.
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