Raid on Heredia home yields large weapons cache, marijuana

(Photo courtesy of the OIJ)

(Photo courtesy of the OIJ)

September 1st, 2014 ( A Friday raid on a home in Heredia yielded a large cache of military-grade weaponry as well as a small marijuana nursery.


Authorities discovered a wide array of weaponry in the raid, including multiple assault rifles, suppressors (colloquially known as silencers), 20 9mm handguns, three 3.57 handguns, homemade fragmentation grenades filled with nails, and 15 ready-made Molotov cocktails.


Police also discovered night vision equipment and a sniper rifle, at least 200 pounds of ammunition, a large amount of cash and jewelry, and a small marijuana nursery.


A Costa Rican suspect was arrested during the raid.  The 29-year-old man reportedly has a previous conviction for homicide.


(Photo courtesy of the OIJ)

(Photo courtesy of the OIJ)



(Photo courtesy of the OIJ)

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    • SarongGoddess

      Why have we not seen (well, I haven’t found it anywhere yet) the name of the “suspect”? Nationality? I think that is important information for people to have – in case they knew/ran across him.

      • Timothy Williams

        As the article says above, the suspect is a 29-year-old Costa Rican – I just left the office but I’ll get you his last names shortly.

        • turbooperator

          Un costarricense de apellido Hernández, de 29 años…la nacion

    • El Torito

      He has a murder conviction and he’s still out and about? Granted, Solis appears to be cleaning house these days, which is long overdue. I guess we just have to wait until he gets around to cleaning up the “Justice” system. It can’t be too soon!

      • Joe1047

        I’m not to surprised he has a murder conviction and is out. Seems to be right on par these days.

    • Chris Coble

      Murder will get you 9 years for a single homicide in CR so it’s no surprise he was on the streets. It’s pretty clear he was the fall man for either the Colombians, Jamaicans, or Mexicans.