Police arrest suspect carrying marijuana-based medicine and other pharmaceuticals at Nicaraguan border
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Police arrest suspect carrying marijuana-based medicine and other pharmaceuticals at Nicaraguan border

Zach Dyer - January 6, 2015

Police arrested a man carrying more than 12,000 units of various contraband drugs across the border from Nicaragua into Costa Rica on Sunday, according to a statement from…

US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network
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US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network

L. Arias - December 15, 2014

A Costa Rican woman on Friday was sentenced in a Florida court to 30 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than 25 undocumented…

Costa Rican officials detain 23 undocumented migrants near Panama border
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Costa Rican officials detain 23 undocumented migrants near Panama border

L. Arias - December 1, 2014

Costa Rican National Police officers conducting a routine patrol at 3 a.m. on Monday detained a group of 23 undocumented migrants – 19 of them from Nepal – while attempting to enter…

Booze bootleggers busted after bribe backfires
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Booze bootleggers busted after bribe backfires

L. Arias - October 9, 2014

National Police officers conducting a routine inspection on a road in the Caribbean province of Limón on Tuesday evening stopped a truck allegedly transporting seafood. Instead of shrimp, officers found…

Costa Rica serves as a corridor for Asians, Africans migrating to the US
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Costa Rica serves as a corridor for Asians, Africans migrating to the US

Zach Dyer - October 7, 2014

During the summer of 2014, massive flows of Central American migrants – many unaccompanied children – flooded the southwestern border of the United States. While tens of…

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.…

Costa Rican cops confiscate tanker truck loaded … with booze
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Costa Rican cops confiscate tanker truck loaded … with booze

L. Arias - August 15, 2014

Costa Rican police in  the community of Paso Canoas, on the Panama border, seized a shipment of liquor with an approximate value of ₡20 million (some $38,000) on Thursday.…

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…