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Alleged migrant smugglers arrested in Costa Rica
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Alleged migrant smugglers arrested in Costa Rica

AFP - July 13, 2020

Authorities in Costa Rica detained five citizens suspected of human trafficking in the south of the country, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported Sunday. With them…

‘Safe December’ initiative will increase police presence in Costa Rica as new year approaches
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Costa Rica
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‘Safe December’ initiative will increase police presence in Costa Rica as new year approaches

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2019

Costa Rican authorities on Wednesday launched a "Safe December" initiative that will increase police presence throughout the national territory this month. Under the directive of President Carlos…

Costa Rican authorities seize 954 kilos of cocaine from Europe-bound ship
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican authorities seize 954 kilos of cocaine from Europe-bound ship

AFP and The Tico Times - October 29, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized a shipment of 954 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container destined for Belgium, the government said Monday. The drugs had been concealed…

Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities confirmed Tuesday that they had seized nearly a metric ton of marijuana and arrested a foreigner near Playa Llorona, located on the Osa Peninsula.…

‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa
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‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 13, 2019

Two individuals suspected of robbing tourists at Playa Hermosa de Uvita, Puntarenas, were arrested Saturday as part of a "megaoperativo" conducted by Costa Rican police. According to…

Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2019

The Costa Rican government began 2019 by taking steps to improve security throughout the country. Monday afternoon, the Public Security Ministry (MSP) acquired more than 150 new…

Costa Rica institutes gun control platform in face of rising homicides
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Costa Rica institutes gun control platform in face of rising homicides

AFP - April 17, 2018

The government of Costa Rica has announced the implementation of a new arms control system that will track weapons from importation to sale as a way to…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
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Costa Rica
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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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…

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