September 9th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) One of the two men who were gunned down Wednesday evening in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste was wanted by authorities in Nicaragua on drug trafficking charges.
According to Francisco Segura, director of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the man had also been linked to drug trafficking by authorities in Costa Rica, though he had had never been convicted on any charges.
The man, Víctor Feliciano Dávila, 55, along with his son, were known as longtime fishermen in Playas del Coco.
Davila was shot at least four times while delivering fish to the La Gloria fish market on the main boulevard in Playas del Coco on Wednesday. Davila died from his wounds a short distance from the scene.
The man’s 30-year-old son was also gunned down and killed in the attack, which took place in front of several witnesses.
A brother of the man was also found shot to death on October 26th, 2012 in Cebadilla de Alajuela.
Newspapers in Nicaragua on Friday reported that Davila, also known as “Guayabón,” has had an arrest warrant in that country since December 8th, 2011 for his role in a drug trafficking organization that transported drugs from Costa Rica to Nicaragua en route to Guatemala.