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Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers
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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
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Advocate says Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill doesn’t go far enough

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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…

Costa Rican cops report seven tons of marijuana, 21 tons of cocaine confiscated in 2014
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Crime
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Costa Rican cops report seven tons of marijuana, 21 tons of cocaine confiscated in 2014

L. Arias - December 31, 2014

Police operations carried out by the Public Security Ministry during 2014 resulted in the seizure of seven tons of processed marijuana and the elimination of 872,923 marijuana…

Nearly 1.5 metric tons of cocaine seized by joint US-Costa Rica drug patrols in the Pacific
Crime
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Crime
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Nearly 1.5 metric tons of cocaine seized by joint US-Costa Rica drug patrols in the Pacific

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa on Monday reported that joint patrols in recent weeks by the U.S. and Costa Rican coast guards have netted almost 1.5 metric tons of cocaine and led to…

Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica
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Crime
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Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

In the last voting of Tuesday's full legislative session, lawmakers approved docking permission for 44 U.S. Coast Guard vessels that will conduct joint-patrol operations with Costa Rican…

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