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United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime
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United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2019

The United States is expected to send more than $40 million to Costa Rica to help the country fight narcotrafficking and organized crime, the Foreign Ministry announced.…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and the Public Security Ministry (MSP) detained 10 people with suspected ties to international drug trafficking, according to press releases from…

Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast
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Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast

The Tico Times - April 14, 2016

From Costa Rica's southern border with Panama north to Nicaragua, police discovered dozens of clandestine airstrips in a series of recent flyovers along the country's Pacific coast. In…

Spike in ketamine overdoses prompts tighter controls
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Spike in ketamine overdoses prompts tighter controls

L. Arias - October 1, 2015

Health Ministry officials confirmed Wednesday that they will include ketamine in the list of controlled substances in Costa Rica. The drug is primarily an anaesthetic for humans and animals, but…

‘Dos Aguas’ stuns visually, drags dramatically
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Dos Aguas’ stuns visually, drags dramatically

The Tico Times - May 28, 2015

In “Dos Aguas,” the brand-new film by Patricia Velázquez, three different languages are spoken: The elder caribeños speak patois, a local tourist speaks French, and everyone speaks…

Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city
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Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city

The Tico Times - October 29, 2014

Authorities in Costa Rica have opened active criminal investigations to determine who organized the ongoing acts of violence and vandalism that began last week and continued through Monday during…

Costa Rican cops seize vehicle with 400 kilos of cocaine on Pacific coast
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Crime
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Costa Rican cops seize vehicle with 400 kilos of cocaine on Pacific coast

The Tico Times - September 7, 2014

[caption id="attachment_47169" align="alignright" width="224"] The Tico Times[/caption] Details of the operation are still emerging, but initial reports from Costa Rica's National Police indicate that cops on Sunday…

After lengthy investigation, Costa Rican police seize drug plane, 400 kilos of cocaine and $1.5 million cash
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Crime
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After lengthy investigation, Costa Rican police seize drug plane, 400 kilos of cocaine and $1.5 million cash

The Tico Times - August 24, 2014

A police investigation that lasted months culminated Sunday with the arrest in northern Costa Rica of six suspected drug traffickers, along with their small aircraft, 400 kilograms…

Drug traffickers lure Costa Rica’s struggling coastal fishermen with offers of easy money
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Business
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Drug traffickers lure Costa Rica’s struggling coastal fishermen with offers of easy money

The Tico Times - August 5, 2014

QUEPOS, Puntarenas – On June 11, 2014, 11 fishermen made history in Costa Rica. In three separate seizures along Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast from Playas del Coco…

Costa Rican police arrest 2 US citizens linked to hydroponic marijuana operation
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Crime
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Costa Rican police arrest 2 US citizens linked to hydroponic marijuana operation

L. Arias - July 28, 2014

A man with the last name Whytworth and a woman with the last name Olszewski, both U.S. citizens, were arrested Saturday for allegedly running a hydroponic marijuana growing…