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13 of Latin America’s most wanted fugitives arrested in Interpol operation

Thirteen of the most wanted fugitives in Latin America were arrested in an operation coordinated by Interpol.

Interpol arrests 53 people in operation against migrant smuggling

Undocumented migrants claimed to have been threatened with death or rape if they did not agree to pay the groups of smugglers.

More than 500 arrests made in raid against arms trafficking in eight Latin American countries

The operation involved police, customs, immigration and military agents from Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama.

Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam

The OIJ reported that U.S. officials filed extradition requests for all the suspects in order to take them to North Carolina.

UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge

Youssef Khater's checkered past reads like something out of a novel. His story took another turn Tuesday when Costa Rican police arrested him in Puerto Viejo.

Michigan fugitive John Saatio to be extradited Saturday

Costa Rican authorities said they wanted to extradite Saatio "as soon as possible" to prevent any further attempts at escape.

U.S. man escapes from Costa Rican detention center

U.S. fugitive John Saatio escaped from an immigration detention center in Hatillo on Sunday night after being arrested in Jacó earlier this month.

Michigan fugitive arrested in Jacó

When police apprehended him in Jacó, Saatio resisted arrest and tried unsuccessfully to escape custody again, according to police.

Costa Rica takes down more suspects in cocaine trafficking network run by Italian mafia

PITAL DE SAN CARLOS, Alajuela – A yucca packing company in the northern Costa Rican community of La Tabla de Pital de San Carlos and a pineapple processor in Chilamate de Sarapiquí were fronts for the Italian mafia to traffic cocaine to the United States and Europe, Costa Rican authorities announced Wednesday following several morning raids.

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase

Paul Watson is fed up with Costa Rica’s attempts to prosecute him. For 13 years, this tiny Central American country that promotes itself as a model of environmental responsibility has tried to put the bushy-haired marine conservationist in jail over an incident that occurred in 2002 in Guatemalan waters.

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