Costa Rica drug trafficking
Costa Rican authorities seized 4.3 metric tons of cocaine that were hidden in a container with a shipment of ceramic arriving from Colombia, the government reported Sunday.
President Carlos Alvarado met with other Costa Rican leaders on Thursday night to discuss the apparent ties between lawmakers and alleged narcotraffickers.
Sixteen new vehicles were donated to the Ministry of Justice by the United States Embassy.
Central America serves as a bridge for the shipment of drugs from the producing countries of South America to the consumer markets of the United States and Europe.
The Public Security Ministry (MSP) on Thursday commemorated the delivery of two new boats that were donated to the Coast Guard by the United States.c
Costa Rica draws the line: All pineapple shipments checked for drugs
Costa Rican authorities seized two tons of cocaine that were hidden in a container with a shipment of pineapples.
The Air Surveillance Service (SVA) of Costa Rica's Public Security Ministry on Monday unveiled a new airplane meant to assist in anti-drug operations.
With the help of the United States, Colombia and Costa Rica, the authorities of these countries seek to curb drug trafficking in the region.
The U.S. Embassy also provided OIJ and the Public Security Ministry (MSP) with a total of four armored vehicles, valued at $250,000 each.