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Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say

The Tico Times - April 14, 2017

Four men caught off the coast of Limón with more than one ton of marijuana onboard their ship were allowed to walk free by ruling of an area judge Thursday. The decision…

WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

The Tico Times - May 17, 2016

The messaging service WhatsApp caught on in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world as a way to keep up with friends and family. But local communities and…

Bill would quash ‘political police’ and establish intelligence culture in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Bill would quash ‘political police’ and establish intelligence culture in Costa Rica

John McPhaul - December 5, 2015

Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly will soon consider a bill to turn the Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS) into the National Intelligence Strategy Directorate (DIEN) to get…

Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation

The Tico Times - November 10, 2015

More than 100 police with air support carried out eight raids across Costa Rica Tuesday morning, targeting an organized crime network responsible for smuggling Cuban migrants from Panama to…

Costa Rica police launch operations in several neighborhoods in the capital to battle crime wave
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police launch operations in several neighborhoods in the capital to battle crime wave

The Tico Times - October 15, 2015

More than 200 heavily armed police officers and tactical units began swarming several high-crime neighborhoods in Costa Rica's capital on Thursday in an effort to take back city…

Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste
Crime
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Crime
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Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste

The Tico Times - September 25, 2015

Police in La Cruz, Guanacaste detained 44 undocumented Cuban migrants near the border with Nicaragua, according to a statement Friday from the Public Security Ministry. Authorities arrested…

Snapping turtles rescued from a grocery store meat counter
Crime
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Crime
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Snapping turtles rescued from a grocery store meat counter

The Tico Times - September 22, 2015

Police arrested a man trying to sell endangered snapping turtles to a Chinese grocer in Limón on Sunday. The suspect, identified with the last name Barrera, had…

Prosecutors don’t play when it comes to robbery with toy guns
Crime
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Crime
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Prosecutors don’t play when it comes to robbery with toy guns

The Tico Times - September 22, 2015

In August, two men held up a woman in San José. The thieves stole her smartphone and cash before police caught and arrested them with the loot.…

Crime
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Is ‘El Chapo’ in Costa Rica? Probably not, but he wouldn’t be the first kingpin to flee here

The Tico Times - September 9, 2015

https://twitter.com/AlfreditoGuzma/status/638380579205939200 Is famed Mexican drug lord and masterful prison escapee Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán hiding out in Costa Rica? His son would apparently like people to think…

US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.
Crime
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Crime
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US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 11, 2015

If you're going to wage war on drugs, you need to be outfitted like a warrior. That seems to be the rationale behind hundreds of U.S. police…