January 8th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Coastguard authorities in Limon stopped a vessel yesterday, which was apparently carrying a large load of cash. Martin Arias, Coastguard National Director, confirmed the detention of the vessel, stating that it was carrying a “large, very large amount of cash.”
Arias said that he was unable to provide more details at this time, as the investigation is ongoing. Authorities apparently began investigating the cash shipment a few days ago, along with agents of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ).
“The vessel was stopped in an operation with the OIJ, and we will be able to provide more information and details later on.”
Two suspects were arrested, identified by the last names Alfaro Gomez and Chavez Venegas.