Costa Rica's largest ever cocaine haul found in ornamental flower shipment bound for Netherlands

Costa Rica's largest ever haul of cocaine has been seized from a shipment of ornamental flowers bound for the Netherlands.

About 5.8 tonnes of the drug was found in 202 briefcases hidden inside a container at a port in Limon.

A ship was due to set sail to Rotterdam on Saturday when the drugs control police detected some suspicious containers.

They sent them to be scanned and detected the packages of cocaine hidden inside the ornamental plant shipment.

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