Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rican police nab drug-trafficking band

February 19, 2013

Agents from Costa Rica’s Drug Control Police (PCD) on Tuesday arrested a band of four Colombians and two Costa Ricans accused of smuggling drugs to the United States and Europe.

Surveillance operations took place in various parts of the capital and in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.

“They used the postal system to ship drugs hidden in books, recruited people to carry it on or in their bodies and [used] the traditional method of hiding it in trucks,” Public Security Vice Minister Celso Gamboa said at a press conference.

PCD officers found various amounts of cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines and marijuana, as well as weapons and drug packaging equipment.

Operations to dismantle the drug network began in January, when a Dutch woman and a Nicaraguan man were arrested in their respective countries. The woman was found in possession of 53 ovules of cocaine, and the man was carrying drug money.

Last year, Costa Rican drug officials seized 15 tons of cocaine.

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, September 29
Costa Rica
5574 views
Costa Rica
5574 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, September 29

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 29, 2020

Costa Rica announced 19 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 880, according to official data…

Costa Rica says coronavirus measures continue in October
Costa Rica
21083 views
Costa Rica
21083 views

Costa Rica says coronavirus measures continue in October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 29, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Tuesday  announced Costa Rica's coronavirus measures will continue in October. The…

These are the requirements to enter Costa Rica as a tourist
Costa Rica
2334 views
Costa Rica
2334 views

These are the requirements to enter Costa Rica as a tourist

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 29, 2020

Costa Rica is currently welcoming tourists from select countries and U.S. states. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Costa Rica has…