August 19th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Tourist Police stationed in San Carlos arrested last week a criminal band known as the “Pocora.” The band consisted of three two Nicaraguan men, a Nicaraguan woman, and a Costa Rican.
In total, the three Nicaraguans have been arrested a total of 50 times. The suspect identified by the last names of Alvarado Mena has been arrested for theft and robbery on 23 occasions. Another of the suspects, last names Perez Aleman, has been arrested for the same crimes 10 times, while the third Nicaraguan, last names Vargas Duarte, has also been arrested for theft and robbery 17 times.
The three suspects were not carrying immigration documents at the time of their arrest, so police handed them over to immigration authorities.
The suspects were arrested near the center of La Fortuna de San Carlos, with a car full of cookies, rice, and toilet paper.
The Costa Rican suspect, who was driving the vehicle, had no police record.