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National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season
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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
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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

Zach Dyer - 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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Crime
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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

Zach Dyer - 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 

Zach Dyer - 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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Crime
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Police catch Costa Rica orchid thief red-handed

Zach Dyer - 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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Crime
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Costa Rican police join human rights group to launch campaign against LGBT discrimination

Zach Dyer - 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…

National Police announce operation to combat crime wave in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone
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Business
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National Police announce operation to combat crime wave in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone

L. Arias - September 4, 2014

Responding to pressure from residents in Costa Rica's Northern Zone, who say they increasingly have become targets for assaults and robberies, the Public Security Ministry announced Thursday that it had conducted…

With no police station, Nuevo Arenal is a target for criminals, say residents
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Crime
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With no police station, Nuevo Arenal is a target for criminals, say residents

Fabiola Pomareda - September 3, 2014

Residents and business owners in Nuevo Arenal, a town in north-central Costa Rica near the Arenal Volcano, are demanding a greater police presence after a spike in…

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