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Costa Rica seizes two tons of cocaine hidden with pineapples
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Costa Rica seizes two tons of cocaine hidden with pineapples

AFP - February 5, 2021

Costa Rican authorities seized two tons of cocaine that were hidden in a container with a shipment of pineapples destined for Belgium, the government reported Thursday. The…

With U.S. support, Costa Rica adds new plane to police fleet
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Costa Rica
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With U.S. support, Costa Rica adds new plane to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 15, 2020

The Air Surveillance Service (SVA) of the Public Security Ministry on Monday unveiled a new airplane meant to assist in anti-drug operations. The ceremony was held at…

Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say

AFP - November 24, 2020

Drug trafficking to the United States, through Central America, has managed to keep pace despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Panamanian authorities warned Monday after presenting 1.7 tons of…

United States donates armored vehicles, helps expand crime investigation lab in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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United States donates armored vehicles, helps expand crime investigation lab in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2020

A financial contribution from the United States allowed Costa Rica to expand its forensic laboratory, and the U.S. Embassy provided four new armored vehicles to Costa Rican…

First big drug busts of 2020 nab nearly one metric ton of cocaine off Costa Rican shores
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Costa Rica
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First big drug busts of 2020 nab nearly one metric ton of cocaine off Costa Rican shores

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2020

Costa Rica's first big drug busts of the new year nabbed a pair of marine vessels off the country's shores. On Jan. 2, a coordinated effort between…

Authorities in Guatemala capture alleged narco wanted by United States
Central America
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Central America
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Authorities in Guatemala capture alleged narco wanted by United States

AFP and The Tico Times - October 28, 2019

Guatemalan police captured an alleged drug trafficker who is requested for extradition by the United States for transferring drugs to that country from South America, the entity's…

Costa Rica seizes 771 kilos of cocaine in two police operations
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes 771 kilos of cocaine in two police operations

AFP and The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized 771 kilos of cocaine in two operations carried out on Sunday along the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, the government said Monday. The first…

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
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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…