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

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

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…

Police interrupt drug stickup, seize over 500 kg of cocaine
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Police interrupt drug stickup, seize over 500 kg of cocaine

The Tico Times - November 24, 2014

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. On Monday morning,…

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

The Tico Times - July 1, 2014

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…

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

The Tico Times - June 13, 2014

Congratulations, you’ve seized a record-breaking 4.1 metric tons of cocaine, more than any other seizure in Costa Rican history. Now what do you do with it? Police…

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

The Tico Times - June 3, 2014

Costa Rica, famous for having disbanded its armed forced in 1948, is once again debating a joint maritime patrol agreement with the United States. Debates over whether…

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Police arrest 2 US citizens on cocaine possession charges

The Tico Times - May 26, 2014

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…

New public security minister expresses continued support for joint U.S.-Costa Rican patrols
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New public security minister expresses continued support for joint U.S.-Costa Rican patrols

The Tico Times - May 12, 2014

Costa Rica's new public security minister, Celso Gamboa, reiterated his support for joint maritime patrols with the United States, in a press conference announcing his team of…

Police arrest 8 in connection with trucking company driving cocaine to Mexico
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Police arrest 8 in connection with trucking company driving cocaine to Mexico

The Tico Times - April 23, 2014

Police broke up a regional drug trafficking ring after arresting eight suspects in a series of raids across Costa Rica on Wednesday morning. The scene wouldn’t look…