Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam
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Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents detained five U.S. men suspected of running a criminal gang that allegedly swindled $9 million from U.S. seniors through a call-center scam. Agents…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel
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Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel

Michael Krumholtz - April 4, 2017

A Salvadoran man recently deported from the United States appears to be the principal suspect in the murder of a woman at a San José hotel, authorities…

UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids
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UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids

Michael Krumholtz - February 3, 2017

2:05 p.m. Friday update OIJ Director Walter Espinoza said in a press conference that the canine unit was able to locate a kitchen knife, which he said…

Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director
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Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director

Michael Krumholtz - January 23, 2017

The shocking multiple homicide that left five university students dead early Thursday morning in Liberia, Guanacaste was likely carried out by a single actor, according to Walter Espinoza,…

Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016
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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

Michael Krumholtz - January 3, 2017

Not even Costa Rica could avoid the curse of 2016, as it marked the most violent year in the country's history. Annual statistics confirm that Costa Rica continues…

Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record
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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Just over half of people in Costa Rica feel highly unsafe and think crime in the country has grown, according to a survey conducted by the University of Costa…

Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer
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Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer

Michael Krumholtz - December 1, 2016

Officials from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested four people Wednesday morning in connection with a triple murder in Sardinal, Puntarenas that happened nearly a year ago. After…

Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots
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Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots

Zach Dyer - May 24, 2016

Many visitors looking to get away from it all are attracted to Costa Rica's remote destinations. That same quality offering quiet and relaxation, however, can be a…

Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park
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Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - May 23, 2016

A forensic team discovered the passport of missing U.S. hiker Cody Dial over the weekend among human remains found in Corcovado National Park, officials from the Judicial…