Immigration Officials Arrested, Accused of Corruption

November 2, 2007

Three Immigration officials accused of forming a corrupt network that falsified documents to slip people into the country were arrested Oct. 25, according to a statement from the Judicial Branch.

An investigation carried out in San José, Alajuela and Naranjo, both to the northwest, revealed that these officials modified the records of foreigners who had been denied Costa Rican residency because of “doubtful reputations,” mostly Colombians, the statement said.

The officials are accused of information sabotage, bribery and conspiracy.

 

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