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Boozy bandit tries to steal $50,000 ambulance in Costa Rica
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Boozy bandit tries to steal $50,000 ambulance in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 25, 2015

The thought of the holidays might drive some to drink but drinking and stealing an ambulance? Costa Rican police arrested an apparently intoxicated man in Cartago after…

Citizen groups want street harassment criminalized in Costa Rica
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Citizen groups want street harassment criminalized in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Women’s rights group Colectivo Acción Respeto Costa Rica and other organizations launched an initiative Tuesday to draft and submit a bill for criminalizing catcalls and other forms of sexual…

Costa Rica’s Public Security Minister calls for new organized crime unit after spike in killings
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Costa Rica’s Public Security Minister calls for new organized crime unit after spike in killings

The Tico Times - October 15, 2015

Any doubts about the presence of sophisticated organized criminal organizations in Costa Rica were dashed Wednesday morning. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided several properties across Costa…

Costa Rica’s Northern Zone to get more police to fight crime wave
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Costa Rica’s Northern Zone to get more police to fight crime wave

L. Arias - October 12, 2015

A spike in violent crimes and robberies in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone prompted Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata Vega on Friday to promise local residents an increased police presence…

Outraged citizens protest in Costa Rica in support of stabbed good Samaritan
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Outraged citizens protest in Costa Rica in support of stabbed good Samaritan

L. Arias - October 8, 2015

University students and other groups on Thursday tacked poster board on a wall outside Calderón Guardia Hospital, in downtown San José, and asked people to write messages of support…

Prosecutors don’t play when it comes to robbery with toy guns
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Prosecutors don’t play when it comes to robbery with toy guns

The Tico Times - September 22, 2015

In August, two men held up a woman in San José. The thieves stole her smartphone and cash before police caught and arrested them with the loot.…

Costa Rican student arrested in multi-country cybercrime raid
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Costa Rican student arrested in multi-country cybercrime raid

The Tico Times - July 15, 2015

A 24-year-old Costa Rican student was caught up in a multi-country cybercrime raid based on evidence collected by the FBI, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).…

Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport
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Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport

The Tico Times - June 15, 2015

Police confiscated more than $200,000 in cash at Juan Santamaría International Airport over the weekend from two Mexican tourists, according to a statement from the Public Security…

Costa Rica’s public security minister urges gov’t agencies to collaborate more to fight crime
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Costa Rica’s public security minister urges gov’t agencies to collaborate more to fight crime

George Rodriguez - May 30, 2015

Costa Rican Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata said Friday that institutions such as the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ) need to work more closely together…

New York pizzeria owners trafficked cocaine hidden in Costa Rican cassava
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New York pizzeria owners trafficked cocaine hidden in Costa Rican cassava

The Tico Times - May 8, 2015

In a tale that sounds like the plot of a Mario Puzo novel, a family-owned pizzeria in Queens, New York was the center of a trans-Atlantic drug…