Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Coast Guard seizes 2.5 tons of sailfish
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Costa Rica
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Coast Guard seizes 2.5 tons of sailfish

Michael Krumholtz - June 30, 2016

Coast Guard officials nabbed 2.5 tons of illegal sailfish off the coast of Caldera, Puntarenas Wednesday afternoon, marking the largest ever confiscation of sailfish here. According to the…

US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard
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US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard

Zach Dyer - June 22, 2016

The U.S. government will donate two Island-class cutter patrol boats with a total value of $18.9 million to the Costa Rican Coast Guard. The 110-foot ships will…

Investigation finds ‘no negligence’ in deadly Costa Rica catamaran accident 
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Boating accidents
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Investigation finds ‘no negligence’ in deadly Costa Rica catamaran accident 

Zach Dyer - October 26, 2015

Bob Patterson and a group of friends from Chilliwack, British Columbia, were four days into a two-week vacation in Costa Rica on Jan. 8 when the catamaran they…

US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions
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US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions

Zach Dyer - October 22, 2015

The U.S. President’s National Drug Control Strategy Interdiction Committee met with President Luis Guillermo Solís and other Costa Rican officials as part of a regional tour Wednesday.…

Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs
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Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs

Zach Dyer - October 12, 2015

Marauding tourists are hardly the only threat to sea turtles on Costa Rica’s northwest coast. Last Friday, two Coast Guard officers patrolling Junquillal beach near the town…

5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 
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5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 

Zach Dyer - July 27, 2015

Costa Rica's National Police rescued five more green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) weighing up to 150 kilograms last week in Moín, Limón, on the northern Caribbean coast.…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 1 metric ton of cocaine on high seas
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 1 metric ton of cocaine on high seas

Zach Dyer - June 24, 2015

A joint patrol operation between the U.S. and Costa Rican Coast Guard seized more than a metric ton of cocaine from two Costa Rican fishing boats on…

Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes nearly 2 metric tons of marijuana
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Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes nearly 2 metric tons of marijuana

Zach Dyer - June 9, 2015

Costa Rican authorities seized 1.9 metric tons of marijuana Monday evening near the port of Moín, Limón, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry. A…

Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US
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Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US

Zach Dyer - May 29, 2015

The Costa Rican Coast Guard on Thursday took custody of three Costa Rican men arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard earlier this month. The suspects were caught with nearly…

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