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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

AFP - August 28, 2018

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. The drug-stuffed…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in San José gave Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry a $1 million donation consisting of spare parts, equipment and maintenance service for an aircraft, the ministry reported in…

Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers
Corruption
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Corruption
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Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers

The Tico Times - March 18, 2016

A former prominent judge in the Caribbean province of Limón was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for issuing favorable rulings to drug traffickers. Rosa Elena Gamboa…

Advocate says Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill doesn’t go far enough
Business
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Business
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Advocate says Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill doesn’t go far enough

The Tico Times - January 20, 2016

Tuesday was a big day for marijuana news in Costa Rica. Medical marijuana advocates made their case at the Legislative Assembly in San José, an Alajuela lawyer…

Costa Rican cops bust Italian man with 101 cocaine-filled capsules in his stomach
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican cops bust Italian man with 101 cocaine-filled capsules in his stomach

AFP - March 31, 2015

Costa Rican police on Tuesday arrested an Italian man as he attempted to board a flight to Italy with 101 cocaine-filled capsules in his stomach, authorities said.…

Joint Costa Rica-US patrols yield more than 2,000 kilos of drugs
Crime
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Crime
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Joint Costa Rica-US patrols yield more than 2,000 kilos of drugs

L. Arias - March 24, 2015

Joint patrols between the Public Security Ministry's (MSP) Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard confiscated a total of 1,815 kilos of compressed marijuana, 538 kilos of cocaine and 37…

Costa Rican police arrest 8 in international money laundering, drug-running investigation
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police arrest 8 in international money laundering, drug-running investigation

The Tico Times - February 11, 2015

Costa Rica's Drug Control Police (PCD) on Wednesday morning raided 11 locations across the Central Valley and arrested eight suspects believed to belong to an international drug trafficking…

Costa Rica makes first large marijuana seizure of 2015
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica makes first large marijuana seizure of 2015

The Tico Times - January 20, 2015

Related: Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief There’s one metric ton less of Jamaican "high red” marijuana destined for Costa Rica…

Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief

George Rodríguez - January 19, 2015

Costa Rica’s three-pronged strategy, plus international cooperation, has this Central American nation scoring high in the region when it comes to fighting international organized crime – mainly…

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