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Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine
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Colombia
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Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine

AFP and The Tico Times - October 22, 2019

Costa Rican authorities intercepted a boat with 1,410 kilos of cocaine on Monday and arrested three Colombians who were on board, the government of the Central American…

Cocaine from Brazil on the rise in Europe
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Brazil
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Cocaine from Brazil on the rise in Europe

AFP - October 3, 2019

Brazil is increasingly the source of cocaine seized in the Belgian port of Antwerp, Europe's main entry point for the drug, overtaking the world's biggest producer Colombia,…

Government of Guatemala warns that the country has become a cocaine producer
Central America
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Central America
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Government of Guatemala warns that the country has become a cocaine producer

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2019

Guatemala has become a cocaine-producing country and is no longer used just for transit and storage, Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart said Wednesday, after the country located coca…

1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 9, 2019

Public Security Minister Michael Soto said at a Friday morning press conference that Costa Rican authorities have seized 1,002 kilograms of cocaine that were being transported in…

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

The Tico Times - 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,…

Drug plane crashes off Puerto Jiménez in southern Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Drug plane crashes off Puerto Jiménez in southern Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 12, 2016

A small plane crashed into the ocean off Puerto Jiménez in the canton of Golfito early Tuesday morning. A body was found floating alongside the wreckage. Police came to the scene around…

Costa Rica authorities smash local organized crime ring involved in drug trafficking, homicides
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica authorities smash local organized crime ring involved in drug trafficking, homicides

The Tico Times - October 27, 2015

It was a busy morning for Costa Rica's law enforcement agencies. Agents from the Drug Control Police, the Judicial Investigation Police, and other agencies conducted 29 raids in…

Italian mafia ‘interested’ in drug trafficking in Costa Rica, says Interpol
Crime
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Crime
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Italian mafia ‘interested’ in drug trafficking in Costa Rica, says Interpol

The Tico Times - October 16, 2015

Days after Costa Rican authorities arrested seven suspects in connection to an Italian cocaine-smuggling ring, Interpol says that mafia groups like the 'ndrangheta are looking to enter…

Peru rescues 15 people, including children, held by Shining Path rebels
Crime
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Crime
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Peru rescues 15 people, including children, held by Shining Path rebels

AFP - August 1, 2015

LIMA, Peru – Peruvian troops rescued seven children and eight adults who were kidnapped by Shining Path rebels, an official said Saturday. The children, aged 4 to 13, were malnourished…

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

The Tico Times - 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…