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Costa Rican authorities arrest 10 suspected of drug trafficking, announce Colombian partnership

Michael Soto Rojas, the Minister of Public Security, said the effort — which involved MSP, National Police and the country's Air Surveillance Service — demonstrated the importance of cooperation between Costa Rica's police forces.

Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Police said the gang used a company that imported fruit from Costa Rica as a cover for its operations.

Costa Rica detains three Colombians and one Ecuadorian in boat with 690 kilos of cocaine

Costa Rican police detained a boat crewed by three Colombians and one Ecuadorian with a cargo of 690 kilos of cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67 kilograms of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market.

Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

The 22 people arrested included a police officer and four Coast Guard officers.

Three Ecuadorians sentenced in Costa Rica for drug trafficking

The three men were subject to a short trial after pleading guilty to the charges against them, the Public Ministry stated in a press release on Friday.
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