Amid the lush forests and remote beaches of Corcovado National Park, southern Costa Rica’s biodiversity hotspot, Costa Rican police often find themselves on the front line of the illicit drug trade between South and North America.
Early yesterday morning, Costa Rican police patrolling the stunning southern Pacific coast located eleven rectangular packages wrapped in a sack-like material and believed to be cocaine on a remote stretch of sand in between cliffs that divide the Salsipuedes and Piedra Chancha beaches.
When police saw two men approach the packages, they called out to them, causing the men to flee on foot, said the Ministry of Public Security press office.
Police gave chase and detained the two men, who were discovered to be Colombian nationals of unspecified ages and with the last names of Darío and Castro, said police.
The two Colombians appear to be connected with the sacks, continued the police report.
Salsipuedes is described on tourist hiking websites as a beach located 10.4 kms from the La Leona, Corcovado Park Guide Station, and 12.9 kms from Carate, making for an easy day hike for visitors to the Carate area.
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