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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,…

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

Michael Krumholtz - 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
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Costa Rica authorities smash local organized crime ring involved in drug trafficking, homicides

David Boddiger - 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
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Italian mafia ‘interested’ in drug trafficking in Costa Rica, says Interpol

Zach Dyer - 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
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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
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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…

Drugs hidden in Costa Rica exports pass unnoticed through ports
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Drugs hidden in Costa Rica exports pass unnoticed through ports

Zach Dyer - May 20, 2015

Six years after the Chinese government donated two X-ray scanners to detect drugs and other contraband hidden in Costa Rican exports at the Limón port, authorities have yet…

New York pizzeria owners trafficked cocaine hidden in Costa Rican cassava
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Crime
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New York pizzeria owners trafficked cocaine hidden in Costa Rican cassava

Zach Dyer - May 8, 2015

In a tale that sounds like the plot of a Mario Puzo novel, a family-owned pizzeria in Queens, New York was the center of a trans-Atlantic drug…

Costa Rica Coast Guard confiscates 810 kilos of cocaine near Quepos
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Costa Rica Coast Guard confiscates 810 kilos of cocaine near Quepos

Zach Dyer - January 14, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon a U.S. surveillance plane spotted a suspicious ship 36 nautical miles off of Quepos, on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. The boat was carrying at…

Israeli tourist caught smuggling cocaine at Costa Rica airport
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Israeli tourist caught smuggling cocaine at Costa Rica airport

Zach Dyer - January 9, 2015

Airport police arrested a 29-year-old Israeli tourist Friday morning with more than 3 kilograms of cocaine in his suitcase, according to a statement from the Public Security…

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