More than 100 African migrants caught entering Costa Rica illegally
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Costa Rica
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More than 100 African migrants caught entering Costa Rica illegally

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2016

Police detained 116 migrants from Africa and Asia crossing Costa Rica’s southern border with Panama on Monday, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry and…

Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation
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Crime
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Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation

Zach Dyer - November 10, 2015

More than 100 police with air support carried out eight raids across Costa Rica Tuesday morning, targeting an organized crime network responsible for smuggling Cuban migrants from Panama to…

Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste
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Crime
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Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste

Zach Dyer - September 25, 2015

Police in La Cruz, Guanacaste detained 44 undocumented Cuban migrants near the border with Nicaragua, according to a statement Friday from the Public Security Ministry. Authorities arrested…

PHOTOS: Life along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Life along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

Alberto Font - May 16, 2015

LOS CHILES, Alajuela — We left San José around 9 a.m. in a rented car and headed towards the north of the country. The mission was to…

Police uncover $352,000 in cash hidden in bus at Panama border
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Crime
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Police uncover $352,000 in cash hidden in bus at Panama border

Zach Dyer - February 21, 2015

Border police discovered a cardboard box hidden behind the front dual-wheels of a bus at a customs stop in Corredores, along Costa Rica’s southern border. Inside the box officers…

Costa Rica’s Border Police prepare for possible Ebola cases in Southern Zone
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Ebola
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Costa Rica’s Border Police prepare for possible Ebola cases in Southern Zone

Zach Dyer - October 10, 2014

Amid news of the first case of Ebola in the United States and a recent jump in the number of migrants entering Costa Rica illegally, National Police have activated…

Costa Rica details plans for new facilities at border crossing with Nicaragua
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Business
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Costa Rica details plans for new facilities at border crossing with Nicaragua

Zach Dyer - October 8, 2014

Costa Rica's Casa Presidencial announced Tuesday plans to build new state-of-the-art facilities along the country's northern border with Nicaragua. Foreign Trade (COMEX) Vice Minister Jhon Fonseca presented plans for a $4 million…

Police seize more than 10,000 contraband cigarettes in San José raids
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Contraband
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Police seize more than 10,000 contraband cigarettes in San José raids

L. Arias - October 2, 2014

A joint operation by officials from three government agencies on Tuesday resulted in the confiscation of 10,687 contraband cigarettes, the Public Security Ministry reported. Health Ministry officials and officers…

Finance Ministry proposes tougher sanctions to crack down on contraband smuggling
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Contraband
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Finance Ministry proposes tougher sanctions to crack down on contraband smuggling

L. Arias - September 30, 2014

Finance Ministry officials say they will send a bill to the Legislative Assembly in coming days that would impose severe sanctions for the smuggling of contraband products into Costa Rica.…

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Police seize over $100,000 since opening new border checkpoint

Zach Dyer - July 5, 2014

[caption id="attachment_41745" align="alignright" width="231"] Courtesy Public Security Ministry[/caption] Costa Rican Border Police have seized over $100,000 in cash in the southern region of the country since opening a…