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

Three North Americans receive jail time for Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam
Crime
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Crime
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Three North Americans receive jail time for Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2020

Two U.S. citizens and a Canadian were sentenced to prison for their participation in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded victims in the United States from a call…

Costa Rica registers decrease in homicides for second straight year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica registers decrease in homicides for second straight year

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 3, 2020

For the second time in a row, Costa Rica closed a calendar year with a decrease in the number of homicides. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) recorded…

Collaboration with U.S. helps Costa Rica inaugurate new air surveillance plane
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Collaboration with U.S. helps Costa Rica inaugurate new air surveillance plane

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 5, 2019

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday inaugurated a new airplane that will be utilized by the country's Air Surveillance Service (SVA), a branch of the Public Security Ministry…

Watch: Police chase interrupts video crew filming in San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Police chase interrupts video crew filming in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2019

A video shot at Costa Rica's Parque de la Democracia in San José has gone viral. If you haven't watched it for yourself, it's worth 30 seconds…

Cat’s out of the bag: Feline evades eight prison guards
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cat’s out of the bag: Feline evades eight prison guards

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

At The Tico Times, we don't usually report on everyday crime, but this story is too purr-fect to ignore. According to the daily La Nación, eight prison guards…

OIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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OIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - July 29, 2019

A device that exploded Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and damaged a window of the Teletica ​​building was a fire extinguisher tube that could be activated remotely and…

More than 500 arrests made in raid against arms trafficking in eight Latin American countries
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More than 500 arrests made in raid against arms trafficking in eight Latin American countries

AFP and The Tico Times - March 12, 2019

A raid against arms trafficking in eight Latin American countries ended with 560 arrests, including the detainment of a person suspected of providing weapons to Colombia's National…

Costa Rica sentences four members of Mexican jewelry thief gang ‘Los Mazos’ to prison
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica sentences four members of Mexican jewelry thief gang ‘Los Mazos’ to prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2019

Four members of the Mexican jewelry thief gang known as "Los Mazos" were sentenced to 16 years in prison, the local prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. Those…

Colombian police bust child sex network run by Israelis
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombian police bust child sex network run by Israelis

AFP - December 11, 2018

Colombian police have arrested six Israelis on charges of running a sex tourism operation that exploited underage girls, prosecutors said. After a two-year investigation, Prosecutor General Nestor…