Costa Rican cops confiscate tanker truck loaded … with booze
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Booze
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Costa Rican cops confiscate tanker truck loaded … with booze

L. Arias - August 15, 2014

Costa Rican police in  the community of Paso Canoas, on the Panama border, seized a shipment of liquor with an approximate value of ₡20 million (some $38,000) on Thursday.…

Police seize 4 million contraband cigarettes
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Contraband
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Police seize 4 million contraband cigarettes

L. Arias - August 12, 2014

A joint operation of several police units last Sunday led to the seizure of 200,000 packs of cigarettes that entered the country without paying taxes through the Caribbean port of…

National Police seize contraband cargo an hour after inauguration of new checkpoint
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Contraband
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National Police seize contraband cargo an hour after inauguration of new checkpoint

L. Arias - July 10, 2014

Barely one hour after the official opening of a new police checkpoint Thursday at Kilometer 35 of the southern stretch of the Inter-American Highway, National Police officers…

Police seize contraband World Cup Sele shirts
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Contraband
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Police seize contraband World Cup Sele shirts

Zach Dyer - June 19, 2014

Update 6:50 p.m. June 19: Border police at the same customs check point Thursday afternoon stopped another truck carrying 369 more counterfeit shirts and jerseys originating in…

Costa Rica Border Police seize 7,000 doses of pharmaceutical drugs, other contraband at Nicaragua border
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Contraband
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Costa Rica Border Police seize 7,000 doses of pharmaceutical drugs, other contraband at Nicaragua border

L. Arias - June 9, 2014

Border Police over the weekend conducted 25 operations along Costa Rica's northern border with Nicaragua, confiscating approximately ₡10 million ($18,000) in contraband from smugglers. Seized items included…

Is Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?
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Contraband
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Is Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?

Zach Dyer - March 26, 2014

Two years after Costa Rica passed an aggressive national anti-smoking law, the number of illegal smokes seized by law enforcement has skyrocketed by 89 percent, according to…

Smugglers play central role in money laundering, say law enforcement
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Smugglers play central role in money laundering, say law enforcement

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2014

Some people really bring the party. Costa Rica's National Police discovered 814 boxes containing more than 19,000 bottles of beer, and another 76 boxes with 1,030 bottles of…