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…

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.…

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

Police seize 4 million contraband cigarettes
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Contraband
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Police seize 4 million contraband cigarettes

L. Arias - August 12, 2014

A joint operation of several police units last Sunday led to the seizure of 200,000 packs of cigarettes that entered the country without paying taxes through the Caribbean port of…

Business sector ask President Solís for stricter control of tax dodgers, black market sales
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Business sector ask President Solís for stricter control of tax dodgers, black market sales

L. Arias - May 23, 2014

Members of Costa Rica's Chamber of Commerce (CCCR) delivered President Luis Guillermo Solís a list of petitions asking him to increase actions to fight smuggling, tax evasion,…

Is Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?
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Contraband
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Is Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?

Zach Dyer - March 26, 2014

Two years after Costa Rica passed an aggressive national anti-smoking law, the number of illegal smokes seized by law enforcement has skyrocketed by 89 percent, according to…

Smugglers play central role in money laundering, say law enforcement
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Smugglers play central role in money laundering, say law enforcement

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2014

Some people really bring the party. Costa Rica's National Police discovered 814 boxes containing more than 19,000 bottles of beer, and another 76 boxes with 1,030 bottles of…