Even though police said the men were throwing drugs off the boat and into the sea at the sight of officers, they were allowed to walk free after a ruling from a Limón judge.
He was responsible for the data transformation of the flat Offshore Leaks database into an interactive web application which allowed journalists explore data for the investigation.
A woman traveling on a bus Monday in Costa Rica filmed a man touching her beneath her shirt. She said via Facebook that she showed the video to the bus operators who told her all she could do was move seats.
Police said Andersson was caught in the act of stealing items from a grocery just hours after threatening neighbors with a machete.
The Salvadoran man was deported from Los Angeles, California in September of 2016, and entered Costa Rica a few days later.
The men that were identified only by their last names – Matamoros Duarte and Rojas Jiménez – were briefly detained Monday following police raids in San Pedro and Heredia
Three of the prisoners had burns on various parts of their bodies; others suffered respiratory problems caused by smoke.
The cyclist remained at Calderón Guardia Hospital in downtown San José in serious condition after the accident.
The Public Security Ministry also doubled the number of National Police officers in the Cahuita district who are patrolling the Caribbean town around the clock.
The man was was apparently on his way to the beach, interested in taking photographs of the sunrise.