Costa Rica reports record pot bust

Other News Materials 23 December 2007 06:50 (UTC +04:00)

( AP ) - Costa Rican agents made the largest marijuana bust in the Central American nation's history, seizing 4.85 tons of the drug found in an abandoned boat, police said Saturday.

The marijuana - enough to roll 17,600 joints, police said - was discovered Friday during a patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard off the country's Pacific coast, Costa Rican police said in a statement.

The ship's crew fled, abandoning their 48-foot-long boat near the border with Panama, where they appear to have fled, police said. No arrests have been made.