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Desamparados residents plead for help as the San José canton turns into a gang war zone
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Desamparados residents plead for help as the San José canton turns into a gang war zone

L. Arias - November 26, 2014

The number of homicides in the canton of Desamparados, located south of Costa Rica's capital, has doubled in the past year, according to a report released Monday by…

Costa Rican police dismantle international drug trafficking gang
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Costa Rican police dismantle international drug trafficking gang

L. Arias - May 20, 2014

Agents of Costa Rica's Drug Control Police (PCD) on Tuesday morning arrested nine suspects accused of belonging to a criminal organization dedicated to smuggling drugs into Europe.…

Costa Rica smashes human smuggling ring; 5 cops arrested, 47 Nicaraguan immigrants discovered in stash house
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Costa Rica smashes human smuggling ring; 5 cops arrested, 47 Nicaraguan immigrants discovered in stash house

The Tico Times - April 26, 2014

In 24 simultaneous raids early Saturday morning in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, Judicial Investigation Police took down a well-coordinated international human smuggling ring that operated in…

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