An anonymous report tipped off police Fiscal Control (PFC) allowing them to stop a truck loaded with 300 tons of junk of dubious origin.
The vehicle had Costa Rican license plates.
The operation was performed in Siquiares, highway to Caldera, which is believed to be the route they transported the merchandise for export to a country in North America without fulfilling customs controls.
The police chief prosecutor, Luis Alonso Bonilla, said that among the junk found there was 35 tons of copper cable that was stolen from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute(ICE).
Bonilla said no arrests were made after the seizure of the 300 tons of scrap, but people are under investigation.