December 3rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Agents of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) conducted three raids yesterday morning in Aserri, Curridabat and Cartago, arresting three men and a woman for allegedly counterfeiting colon banknotes.
According to the director of the OIJ, Francisco Segura, the woman was a judiciary official that worked in the Second Judicial Circuit before retiring with a pension in August. One of the three men arrested was the woman’s son.
The arrests come after undercover OIJ agents in Cartago were able to purchase ¢350,000 in counterfeit bills for ¢50,000.
Authorities seized computer, printing, and other equipment during the raids.
The counterfeit bills ranged in denomination from ¢1,000 to ¢10,000.