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Costa Rica judge releases poachers hours after cops catch them with dozens of dead birds

National Police officers and Environment Ministry officials last Friday caught two poachers transporting 62 birds in the central Pacific district of Montes de Oro, in Costa Rica's Puntarenas province.

Costa Rica’s airport popular thoroughfare for wildlife trafficking

Just like drug smugglers, wildlife traffickers usually pack smuggled wildlife on their bodies while traveling through an international border. Authorities at Juan Santamaría International Airport have seen some doozies.

German tourist busted at Costa Rica airport smuggling 400 animals is released with no fine

Tourist Maciej Oskroba headed back to his home country of Germany on Thursday just nine days after being caught red-handed with more than 400 live animals in his luggage at the Juan Santamaría International Airport outside of San José. He received no jail time and no fine.

Costa Rica police seize 170 wild animals from German tourist’s luggage

San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport is often busy, but it became a zoo on Tuesday when police discovered 170 live animals in the luggage of a passenger headed to Panama.
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