• Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rica jails 11 cops for suspected drug ties

June 27, 2008
Eleven Costa Rican police officers suspected of collaborating with drug traffickers will spend three months in preventive detention while investigations continue, the a judge ruledFriday.
 
A court in Heredia, north of San José, accepted prosecutors’ motion to jail the officers.
 
Authorities say they suspect the 11 cops of peddling drugs, protecting traffickers and re-selling confiscated drugs.
 
Six months of investigations determined that the officers under scrutiny would often suspend their patrols in certain areas of Heredia so drug dealers could ply their trade.
 
Investigators also found that several of the officers would seize drugs from one trafficker and then sell the contraband to another dealer and that the suspect cops received payoffs from drug rings.
 
The head of the national police, Erick Lacayo, stated he would not tolerate corruption and told Costa Ricans he was working to keep the force honest, urging citizens to report instances of misconduct by police.
Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires
Amazon
103 views
Amazon
103 views

Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a statement in response to the Amazon rainforest wildfires that have captured the…

These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades
Costa Rica
74 views
Costa Rica
74 views

These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Until recently, many of Costa Rica's domestic airports were little more than airstrips carved into the forest.  But the government…

The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration
Costa Rica
14 views
Costa Rica
14 views

The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 22, 2019

The acting Homeland Security secretary of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, called for cooperation from Central American countries and Colombia…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!