Police in Costa Rica have found almost 6 tonnes of cocaine in a shipping container, leading to the country’s biggest ever drug seizure.
The drugs, which weighed 5,800kg, were discovered on Friday evening in Limón in a container of flowers due to be sent to Rotterdam, Holland, according to the Costan Rican national newspaper La Nación.
In a press conference on Saturday afternoon, interior minister Michael Soto Rojas confirmed it was the largest ever drug seizure in Costa Rica.
The interior minister estimated that the haul has a European market value of €126m (£104.6m).
More than 5,000 packets of cocaine were found inside 202 suitcases.
A 46-year-old Costa Rican man with no previous criminal convictions has been arrested in connection to the drug haul.
According to the minister, there was a drugs seizure of almost three tonnes in Costa Rica a decade ago.