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Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by NY jury
Drug trafficking
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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
Crime
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Crime
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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
Crime
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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
Drug trafficking
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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
Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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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…

Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture

Michael Krumholtz - May 4, 2017

After six men were arrested aboard a boat off Costa Rica's Pacific coast with what authorities said was more than one ton of cocaine, it took more than…

Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.

Michael Krumholtz - November 22, 2016

Five men plead guilty to international drug trafficking last Friday in a San Carlos courtroom, according to the Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office. Costa Rican investigators said the men…

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