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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust

Police found 35 doses of LSD, more than 500 pot plants and more than $14,000 in cash.

Joint Costa Rica-US patrols yield more than 2,000 kilos of drugs

Coast Guard vessels from both countries detained two fishing boats transporting drugs and another transporting fuel barrels, suspected of supplying smuggling boats.

Airport police nab 2 Dutch women allegedly smuggling €85,000

One of the suspects had €70,000 hidden around her body.

Costa Rican police arrest 8 in international money laundering, drug-running investigation

The raids and arrests were the culmination of a Drug Control Police investigation into a group that allegedly trafficked drugs and cash across the Peñas Blancas border crossing with Nicaragua and on to Guatemala and Honduras.

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

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 authorities from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2015.

Police interrupt drug stickup, seize over 500 kg of cocaine

It probably should have been a red flag for the drug trafficker that when two police officers tried to arrest him they were driving a Honda Civic.

Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard captured a Costa Rican fishing vessel and arrested three Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan suspect off the coast of the remote Cocos Island in the Pacific. The boat had 2.3 tons of cocaine on board. The bust went down on Monday with the assistance of local Drug Control Police.

Explainer: What do Costa Rican authorities do with 4.1 tons of seized cocaine?

Congratulations, you’ve seized more cocaine than anyone else in Costa Rican history. Now what do you do with it?

Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal

Debates over whether or not U.S. Navy vessels should be allowed to patrol and dock in Costa Rica flared once again after Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa presented the Legislative Assembly with a list of U.S. ships that may participate in joint patrols.

Police arrest 2 US citizens on cocaine possession charges

Costa Rica's National Police arrested two U.S. citizens with the last names Little and Goges in Liberia, capital of the northwestern province of Guanacaste, over the weekend for alleged cocaine possession. Three Costa Ricans, including a 17-year-old girl, also were charged, according to the police report.

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