“I want to once more ratify Costa Rica’s opinion in the sense that those ills — organized crime, terrorism — must be fought off in all ways possible by the international community,” the president said.
Costa Rica’s new strategy against money laundering and terrorism financing aims to tighten controls on remittances and the use and transportation of cash.
The two suspects could face 15 years in prison if convicted of money laundering.
Police arrested the 45-year-old bus driver, identified by the last name Aiza, and another man on board named Ulloa, 47.
The audit comes as Costa Rica tries to maintain its improving record on financial transparency after the largest alleged money laundering operation in history – the $6 billion Liberty Reserve – was shuttered in May 2013.
Costa Rica was awarded for a project to pay people to restore natural ecosystems.
Nicaragua on Thursday arrested the top two leaders of the country's business owners' union, police said, bringing the number of government opponents detained ahead...