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Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations
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Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations

AFP and The Tico Times - September 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations carried out on the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, the government said Friday. In one of…

MINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s protected land
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MINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s protected land

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - May 17, 2019

The Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has requested assistance from the Public Security Ministry in the face of increased drug trafficking through Protected Wildlife Areas. The call…

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by NY jury
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Drug trafficking
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Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by NY jury

AFP / Laura Bonilla Cal - February 12, 2019

Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was found guilty Tuesday by a New York jury of crimes spanning a quarter of a century as head of one…

Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine
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Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine

AFP - December 30, 2018

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday seized a boat carrying 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine and arrested five suspected traffickers, the government said. They moved on the…

Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo
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Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

AFP - October 27, 2018

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in…

Costa Rica detains three Colombians and one Ecuadorian in boat with 690 kilos of cocaine
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Crime
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Costa Rica detains three Colombians and one Ecuadorian in boat with 690 kilos of cocaine

AFP and Tico Times - October 25, 2018

Costa Rican police detained a boat crewed by three Colombians and one Ecuadorian with a cargo of 690 kilos of cocaine, authorities said Tuesday. The ship was…

Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring
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Drug trafficking
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Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

AFP - May 24, 2018

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The successful operation was supported by the governments…

Three Ecuadorians sentenced in Costa Rica for drug trafficking
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Three Ecuadorians sentenced in Costa Rica for drug trafficking

AFP - December 23, 2017

Costa Rican courts have sentenced three Ecuadorians, who were captured a year ago with a cocaine shipment, to eight years of prison for drug trafficking. The three…

VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard

The Tico Times - October 14, 2017

New U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Sharon Day and Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata visited the port of Caldera on the Central Pacific coast on Friday to…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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Costa Rica
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

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