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United States Air Force plane picked up nearly 24 tons of cocaine at Liberia airport

July 30th, 2013 ( Under tight security and in complete secrecy, the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) transported nearly 24 tons of cocaine to the Liberia airport, which was loaded onto a U.S. Air Force plane to be transported to Miami, Florida for destruction.  The cocaine had been seized over the course of the last two years during anti-drug operations in the country.


According to information from the OIJ press office, the drugs were transported from San José in two containers in what the OIJ describes as a rare operation.  Apparently, Costa Rica does not currently have the capability to destroy large amounts of the drug.


The Costa Rica consulate in Miami will continue the chain of custody of the drugs until their destruction, according to OIJ officials.


The U.S. Air Force aircraft that picked up the drugs received legislative permission to enter the country, according to officials.

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  • toolman78

    “Apparently, Costa Rica does not currently have the capability to destroy large amounts of the drug”

    Really!? Is there any reason you couldn’t just run it through a waste treatment facility? Something tells me that after it’s been mixed with raw sewage no one will be looking to recover it. And it aught to be perfectly biodegradable.

    I wonder how much is disappearing during this operation.

    • El Torito

      Now I know where that expression came from….”Hey, good shit, man!”

      • Randy Roden

        Hey man, I’m still laughing! Good one!!!

  • mhogan

    Better out of our jurisdiction entirely. We wouldn’t want to be accused of a little recreational malfeasance with such a big temptation; let another country worry about accountability and disposal. Good riddance.

  • Hydrangea

    Nice of theU S to help the cartels with the transport of the drugs to the customers up there……

  • P mattingly

    CR passed up a great opportunity to pay off the national debt.

  • disqus_r8w0IwvvLw

    $24.60 is the price of the hazmat coveralls complete with boots by Tyvek that Belize seems to be able to afford for their drug enforcers to then destroy the 108 kilos of cocaine. I remember CR had no problem burning all that marijuana several months ago which took hours.(but worth less than coke) Video of how to destroy: put down tiles outdoors, then pallets, then the confiscated kilos of cocaine, open up any plastic wrappers, diesel fuel, 20 mins to 1/2 hour cocaine destroyed. WHO CONVINCED CR THEY ARE TOO LAME TO DO THIS? THE usa is bankrupt so lets help them keep above water with secret pickups in Liberia? yikes

  • groscoe

    Who makes the money off this deal?……….And why would CR accumulate dope for 2 years without destroying it?

    Oh…….if destroyed it has no value….

  • dr meno

    WHAT THEY TURNED OVER ALL THose DRUGS TO THE biggest drug traffickers in the world. It will probably end up in the streets in the usa.

  • NorthendFool

    This government is so stupid. The simplist things turn into a huge ordeal, always.

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