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Two police officers detained, suspected of robbing foreigners
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Costa Rica
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Two police officers detained, suspected of robbing foreigners

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 2, 2019

Two National Police officers were detained this week after being accused of robbing foreigners, Costa Rica's Public Security Ministry confirmed Thursday. The incident occurred in Garabito, a…

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…

National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season
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Costa Rica
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National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) is sending more police officers into the streets as part of a security operation ahead of the holiday shopping frenzy. National Police Director…

Central America arrests break up major human trafficking ring, police say
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Central America arrests break up major human trafficking ring, police say

L. Arias - June 29, 2016

Judicial and immigration officials in Costa Rica on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of forming part of a criminal group responsible for smuggling migrants across the Americas on their…

Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots
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Costa Rica
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Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots

The Tico Times - May 24, 2016

Many visitors looking to get away from it all are attracted to Costa Rica's remote destinations. That same quality offering quiet and relaxation, however, can be a…

Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East
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Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East

L. Arias - December 30, 2015

National Police officers detained a truck near the Central Pacific town of Jacó early Wednesday carrying 51 undocumented migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In…

Costa Rica homicide rate hits record high
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Crime
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Costa Rica homicide rate hits record high

The Tico Times - December 15, 2015

Costa Rica hit a troubling milestone over the weekend, surpassing the country's previous homicide record for a given year. After several years of decreasing or stable homicide rates, the number of…

5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 
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Crime
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5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 

The Tico Times - July 27, 2015

Costa Rica's National Police rescued five more green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) weighing up to 150 kilograms last week in Moín, Limón, on the northern Caribbean coast.…

Police catch Costa Rica orchid thief red-handed
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Police catch Costa Rica orchid thief red-handed

The Tico Times - March 21, 2015

They look a little worse for rare here but they would make a spectacular bouquet. Costa Rican National Police officers nabbed a thief Friday morning carrying not…

Costa Rican police join human rights group to launch campaign against LGBT discrimination
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Costa Rican police join human rights group to launch campaign against LGBT discrimination

The Tico Times - February 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s National Police academy and the Center for Research and Promotion of Human Rights in Central America, CIPAC, launched a national campaign Thursday to raise awareness…

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