Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring
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Drug trafficking
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Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

AFP - May 24, 2018

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The successful operation was supported by the governments…

Three Ecuadorians sentenced in Costa Rica for drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Three Ecuadorians sentenced in Costa Rica for drug trafficking

AFP - December 23, 2017

Costa Rican courts have sentenced three Ecuadorians, who were captured a year ago with a cocaine shipment, to eight years of prison for drug trafficking. The three…

Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán
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Crime
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Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

AFP - October 20, 2016

Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to achieving the extradition of notorious drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States, after a judge rejected an appeal.…

Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast
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Costa Rica
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Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast

Michael Krumholtz - October 14, 2016

Colombia's navy captured five Costa Rican men on board a boat containing more than half a ton of cocaine off Colombia's Malpelo Island in the Pacific Ocean…

Park rangers arrested in drug bust
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Costa Rica
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Park rangers arrested in drug bust

Michael Krumholtz - August 22, 2016

A pair of park rangers from Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) were among those arrested Monday morning in a raid on a drug trafficking organization that officials say…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast
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Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast

Michael Krumholtz - April 14, 2016

From Costa Rica's southern border with Panama north to Nicaragua, police discovered dozens of clandestine airstrips in a series of recent flyovers along the country's Pacific coast. In…

Drug plane crashes off Puerto Jiménez in southern Costa Rica
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Drug plane crashes off Puerto Jiménez in southern Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - April 12, 2016

A small plane crashed into the ocean off Puerto Jiménez in the canton of Golfito early Tuesday morning. A body was found floating alongside the wreckage. Police came to the scene around…

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and actress Kate del Castillo talked of ‘dream’ meeting in texts
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‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and actress Kate del Castillo talked of ‘dream’ meeting in texts

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 13, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán called actress Kate del Castillo "beautiful," while she confessed her "dream" of meeting him in leaked text messages…

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Nicaragua seizes cocaine on board small aircraft from Costa Rica

AFP - January 13, 2016

https://twitter.com/procesodigital/status/687367446085287936 MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan authorities on Wednesday seized a shipment of cocaine that was flown into the country aboard a small airplane from Costa Rica after the aircraft…