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San José Traffic Police director arrested

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents on Tuesday arrested the director of San José’s Traffic Police, Marvin Jiménez, on charges that he used public equipment for personal use.

According to the OIJ, on March 11, a fellow Traffic Police officer was vacationing at the Pacific beach of Puntarenas when her personal vehicle broke down. Jiménez allegedly sent a tow truck from the Public Works and Transport Ministry to tow the vehicle and the officer’s family to San José, Francisco Segura, director of the OIJ, said.

Jiménez was processed may remain in custody.

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