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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 1 metric ton of cocaine on high seas
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 1 metric ton of cocaine on high seas

Zach Dyer - June 24, 2015

A joint patrol operation between the U.S. and Costa Rican Coast Guard seized more than a metric ton of cocaine from two Costa Rican fishing boats on…

Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US
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Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US

Zach Dyer - May 29, 2015

The Costa Rican Coast Guard on Thursday took custody of three Costa Rican men arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard earlier this month. The suspects were caught with nearly…

Five months on, survivors of deadly catamaran accident still waiting for answers
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Five months on, survivors of deadly catamaran accident still waiting for answers

Zach Dyer - May 4, 2015

Nearly five months after the catamaran Pura Vida Princess capsized off Costa Rica's central Pacific coast with more than 100 people on board, the investigation into the accident…

US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck
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US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

AFP - April 10, 2015

MIAMI, Florida — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had found no survivors in its ongoing search off the coast of Haiti where a shipwreck left…

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident
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US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard will assist Costa Rican authorities in investigating the Pura Vida Princess catamaran accident that killed three tourists on Jan. 8, the U.S. Embassy in…

Coast Guard chases down boat carrying at least 1.4 metric tons of marijuana
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Coast Guard chases down boat carrying at least 1.4 metric tons of marijuana

Zach Dyer - September 23, 2014

The Costa Rican Coast Guard captured a boat Monday that ferried at least 1.4 metric tons of marijuana, according to a Public Security Ministry press release. Yesterday evening, a…

4 suspects in historic cocaine seizure finally remanded to local authorities
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4 suspects in historic cocaine seizure finally remanded to local authorities

The Tico Times - July 15, 2014

After a month of delays, four suspects arrested in June as part of the largest cocaine seizure in Costa Rican history arrived at Juan Santamaría International Airport…

Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard captured a Costa Rican fishing vessel and arrested three Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan suspect off the coast of the remote Cocos Island…

Explainer: What do Costa Rican authorities do with 4.1 tons of seized cocaine?
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Explainer: What do Costa Rican authorities do with 4.1 tons of seized cocaine?

Zach Dyer - June 13, 2014

Congratulations, you’ve seized a record-breaking 4.1 metric tons of cocaine, more than any other seizure in Costa Rican history. Now what do you do with it? Police…

Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes ‘historic’ 4.1 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes ‘historic’ 4.1 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - June 11, 2014

Update Friday, 6:00 p.m.: A criminal court judge in San José sentenced three suspects captured off the coast of Quepos with one metric ton of  cocaine to three…

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