PEREZ ZELEDON – September 14th, 2012 – A 34 year old man, identified by the last names Segura Angulo, was arrested yesterday in Perez Zeledon on suspicion of money laundering. Officials say the man laundered some 4 billion colones – more than $8 million US dollars.
The Money Laundering Unit of the OIJ carried out the investigation, which began in 2009. Officials say Segura also laundered close to 200,000 US dollars.
“Supposedly, this money was obtained through a business that purchases, sells, and transports fruits and vegetables. The business is located in a storage unit in downtown Perez Zeledon. However, according to our investigation, these transactions and the capital growth that this man had do not match the commercial activity of the business, “ stated the OIJ.
The man was arrested yesterday at 6:00 a.m, on a public street, as he was leaving his home in Perez Zeledon. Officials then raided the man’s home and collected evidence.
The judicial officers also raided the storage unit in which the business was located, as well as an accountant’s office, a car dealership (all of which were located in Perez Zeledon), and an estate located in Santa Maria de Dota, in San Jose, all of which the suspect owned.