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August 19th, 2013 (InideCostaRica.com) A report by the Statistics Section of the Judiciary found that three out of the five kidnappings-for-ransom conducted in Costa Rica in 2012 involved the kidnappers posing as agents of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) in order to “arrest and detain” their victims.
The report also showed that in all five cases, suspects demanded cash in order to free their victims. Unlike previous years, there were no demands made for the return of drugs or weapons.
All five of the kidnappings took place in urban areas – three took place in San José, while the other two were in Alajuela and Limon, and involved a total of seven victims between 18 and 40 years of age.