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

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

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Old banknotes lose their value from January 1

L. Arias - December 31, 2012

Beginning January 1, Ticos can pay only using the new bills introduced by the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR). “As for this Tuesday Jan. 1 and until…

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New ₡5,000, ₡10,000 and ₡50,000 bills to circulate in August

Tico Times - July 10, 2012

Costa Rica’s Central Bank announced Tuesday that it will circulate three new banknotes of ₡5,000 ($10), ₡10,000 ($20) and ₡50,000 ($99) in August. Once the new bills…

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Costa Rica circulates new ₡1,000 and ₡2,000 bills

Matt Levin - June 22, 2011

Get rid of old ₡1,000 and ₡2,000 notes before they lose their value at the beginning of September. The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) put two…