Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Prosecutor’s Office raids 36 companies as part of border road investigation

June 6, 2012

Officials from the Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday raided 36 companies linked to contracts with the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) as part of an investigation into irregularities and alleged bribes during the construction of Route 1856, a border road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

A total 150 Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and 30 judges performed the raids, intending to seize documents related to payments made for the construction of the 160-kilometer road. No arrests were made, authorities from OIJ said.

President Laura Chinchilla said in a press release that “they are very pleased with the work being done by the Prosecutor’s Office to clarify the facts and [find those responsible, who] betrayed our country in a case that has been so painful for our nation.” She also stated that “absolutely all those responsible must pay for their actions”.

Two weeks ago, officials from the Prosecutor’s Office also raided the main offices of CONAVI, the National Emergency Commission and the residence of former CONAVI director, Carlos Acosta.

You may be interested

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October
Costa Rica
5551 views
Costa Rica
5551 views

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

The Immigration Administration on Friday said its main and regional offices will remain closed until October due to the coronavirus…

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend
Pic of the Day
777 views
Pic of the Day
777 views

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

Happy weekend from all of us at The Tico Times! [caption id="attachment_62085" align="aligncenter" width="740"] (Courtesy of Brian Kubicki)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_111342"…

Top dental clinics in Costa Rica meet patient needs in the age of COVID
Dental Tourism
2504 views
Dental Tourism
2504 views

Top dental clinics in Costa Rica meet patient needs in the age of COVID

Vayolla Quiros / Goodness Dental - September 18, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its guidelines for dental settings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…