Why a measly 5-ton cocaine bust is a sign of a much bigger problem in Costa Rica
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Authorities in Costa Rica on February 15 uncovered 5 tons of cocaine hidden in a container of ornamental plants awaiting shipment to Europe.

It was the largest drug bust in Costa Rica's history, but it hints at a much bigger shift underway in the country's criminal underworld.

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The container of ornamental plants had passed through customs at Costa Rica's port of Limón and was awaiting transfer to...

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