American couple operated sophisticated hydroponic marijuana operation in Guanacaste

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July 29th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A couple from the United States were arrested by Costa Rican authorities over the weekend after a raid on the couple’s Guanacaste home revealed a sophisticated growing operation for hydroponic marijuana.

 

The names of the suspects, a 29-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were not immediately clear.

 

Police describe discovering a sophisticated growing operation at the home, including water pipelines and irrigation systems, as well as specialized lighting, climate control, and ventilation systems throughout multiple growing areas at the property.

 

The couple’s property, located on a finca known as Tierras Nativas de Tempate is located in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, .

 

In total, police seized some 15 kilos of prepared marijuana and 141 marijuana plants.

 

Authorities said that anonymous complaints led to the raid.  Authorities believe the marijuana was sold at nearby beaches popular with tourists, including Brasilito, Potrero and Conchal.

 

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    • David Delgado

      Deport them please

    • James F. Agnos

      It seems strange that whoever wants Colombian Cocaine in Costa Rica can buy a Kilo downtown San Jose; right in front of the Fuerza Publica (who look the other way); but a small time marijuana grower should be arrested. Just goes to show that Costa Rican Authorities fear the Colombians.

      • SDPUS

        The Police here in Santa Cruz let many local drug dealer do their work, unfethered, and often with “inside” protection. The real drug dealers have operated for many many years in towns like Tamarindo. David Delgado I personally doubt they will deport them. More likely they will try and extract every penny they can from them and their foreign families. For those who live here we all know how lawyers, prosecutors, judges and prison bosses work!

        The two who were arrested should immediately demand the results of all forensics testing. Because not only is OIJ Santa Cruz is incompetent, but they are corrupt from top (Victor Chavez Chavarria-OIJ Jefe) to bottom. Santa Cruz Judges like Margarita Baltodano will do their part and fabricate a case with the help of Fiscals, like Jose Penaranda. Toss in corrupt investigators like Roger Hernandez and Rodolfo Vasquez who invent and falsify investigations –and you will quickly see how the local mafia really works in Costa Rica! Oh, and we can’t forget about Liberia Prison Warden Mario Coronado…he will be sure to do his part to make life extremely difficult as well as very dangerous for these foreigners. These people are an organized crime syndicate working in government. And sadly, SJ authorities will continue to cover their corrupt asses the entire way!

        Any reporter who wants a real story on this internal corruption, then just do your job as an objective journalist! The media reports make it sound like these two were big time…just look at the photos of those sorry ass plants! I am sure all photo and video documentation of the raid will disappear. That allows the government thieves to steal all of the couples belongings. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if these crooked cops were eating dinner right after and paying with the growers credit cards, while they are in jail.

        BEWARE FOREIGNERS: Costa Rica is on a crime spree, and the real criminals work in their government and they are now targeting foreigners.

        If President Solis doesn’t come up with a serious plan to purge these government criminals, then Costa Rica will continue to face a crisis in regards to foreign visitors– word has gotten out! Costa Rica is not a safe country to visit, let alone live as a foreigner. They will rape, rob and make people disappear!

        I suggest all concerned Ticos and foreigners alike demand the resignation of Fiscal General Jorge Chavarria, he is protecting the real criminals of Costa Rica– many of them are from the PLN party that has had a choke-hold on this government for the last 3 decades.

        If the people of Costa Rica demand change, it will happen…stay complacent, and the good citizens of this beautiful country will continue to suffer!

        David Delgado, aren’t you a journalist for La Nacion? I am pretty sure I have sent you a few emails in the past….does your editor not let you respond? Believe me, I am utilizing the honest Ticos, like Prof Solis…and for almost 4 years now, I have shared everything with outside authorities– my case is far from over, and I will continue to help clean up corruption within this government. It has now become my job!!! Just as it were when a corrupt Bush regime was decimating the USA. Government criminals can be removed, but it will take a serious fight from the honest people of this world!

        And before I have people write gringo go home. You may want to investigate who I am, and why I am in your country! It’s going to be a real eye opener to some powerful people, who are using jobs as public servants to steal!

        Journalists can learn objectivity here, on this news page, it’s editor is doing a fabulous job! Unlike Grupo Nacion, who are just a part of the wheel of internal corruption. Just as the USA demanded change and elected Obama, CR just did the same! Now it is up to the rest of the good people in this country to support him. And it is very important for people like Alberto Rodriguez Baldi to keep up the pressure on these government criminals. Together, we will win this war! But in reality, we must end this unwinnable drug war that is ruining society, by locking up seemingly good people, for a BS crime, like growing a mundane plant- often for their own use.

        That is my rant for today. I promise more news to come very soon, in regards to government corruption. Does anyone really wonder why Bill Clinton has visited twice in the last 1.5 years? Or why Obama came and said this region needs to clean up organized crime? The election of an educator in CR as President is going to be a very good thing in the long term. Just as it was in 2008 for the USA. But make no mistake, the outgoing PLN is entrenched throughout this country. They are the corporations friends, not the citizens, just as the GOP up north…I think most Ticos are starting to understand that! I just hope they have the gumption to purge this government of the evil-doers! Eventually, the good always outshines the bad…it’s time to focus the light on the bad!!!

      • James F. Agnos

        The Colombians pay better wages.

    • Old Nam Warrior

      doesn’t look to sophisticated in that photo..and here in the USA the majority of it’s people favor legalization,but wait,that’ll hurt the Drs,and pharmaceutical companys..that’s the hold up..my opinion

      • SDPUS

        Yes, I would love to know how they got 15 kilos out of that garbage that is pictured. They must have weighed the dirt too…my educated guess is that it is a major exaggeration, to rile up the locals, and make it seem like they just took down some big player. Hey journalists, here is something to research: How many Ticos sit in jail, sentenced, on marijuana cultivation charges? Now take a look at how many foreigners do…now what do you make of that? Foreigners go to jail for growing pot, theTicos who are initially arrested do not! WHY?

        • duke ster

          SDPUS you make really interesting points! Really intelligent and thanks to the editor ( Timothy)? we can all read your inside info. That’s a really good idea for the newspaper reporter here–david? he should do an investigative story on why the ticos are let go and Americans are robbed and held up to squeeze every cent from them and their families. God I wouldn’t want to be in the clutches of these corrupt cops and judges ( lawyers) that was funny how you said the cops were right now having dinner on the credit cards of the arrested Gringos—–very funny!!!! 10 stars for that one!!! yes how did they come up with 15 kilos from these small weeds? That was an astute observation also. and on another note– to all who don’t realize it– it is PREVENTIVE DETENTION–NO SUCH WORD AS PREVENTATIVE. –just a thought. And to anyone who wants to do an investigative story on the Ticos being let go while Gringos are arrested–watch your asses because YOU don’t want to be at the mercy of this Tico mafia legal system. The whole of the 3rd world can’t wait for a Gringo to run afoul of the law so they can milk the shit out of them. Watch your asses if you do something even remotely illegal down here or anywhere else in the 3rd world. God Bless America-( even with all the problems) which are being orchestrated by the higher ups– I am speaking of the real higher ups– the Jesuits and the 2nd race who is behind them –running things for thousands of years http://youtu.be/Oa6nqmfEM-0 think about this as you watch this video-this world bank top lawyer is supposed to be a whistleblower– do u think for 1 second that she would not be “hit” if they didn’t want this info out there. And why do they want this truth out there–shown to the world by a high placed lawyer for the top banking cabal in the world–the very ones who set up calamities so they can come to the rescue with money so they can thereby now own such country who accepts their =money–answer– because something is in the works my friends–something BIG is coming. I could explain it to you but you will be better off studying all her videos and draw your own conclusions. And if you believe the twin towers job was done as advertised– then you are a lost cause. but something very big is coming and “they” want to put some truth out there–this is their methodology–they always tell what is coming-it’s their code for some strange reason. But very very few realize it when they announce it.

    • Derryl Hermanutz

      There is no legitimate public interest served by keeping pot illegal. It criminalizes an activity that is certainly no more harmful than tobacco and booze, maybe less. Everybody who wants pot can easily buy it, same with any other illegal drugs. Laws against drugs, like Prohibition against booze, don’t stop drug use. The “war on drugs” creates a warzone in what could be just another agricultural product that could be produced and sold legally, with earnings for growers, sellers, and taxes for the government. I suspect it is the narcos and their allies who most resist legalizing their products, because that would take most of the profit and outlaw glamour out of the business.

    • Ken Morris

      Huh? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the comments, pretty standard stuff on ICR, but what part of low-life greedy illegal gringos are people missing? I too favor the legalization of pot (and a lot more), and I too suspect corruption in high places, but this doesn’t excuse a couple of greedy gringos from coming down here and breaking the law in order to support their sorry asses, does it? These are not heroes, but people taking material advantage of illegal activity that the rest of us don’t. I say deport their asses after a few years in preventative detention. Honestly, folks, there is fair and unfair, and gringos growing illegal pot is hardly cutting edge social reform. It’s just greed of no social value.

      • SDPUS

        Huh? You usually are not so quick to judge Ken? Why so different here? While I don’t know these Americans, I think calling them “low-life greedy gringos” is rather hasty…is it not? 15 kilos from that stuff? Where are the photos? As far as I can see there was a small room, with some scraggly looking plants. Where is the proof they were even selling the stuff? Those tiny plants pictured, had what, maybe a 1/4 of dried bud off each? I only see about 20 small plants pictured…that much wouldn’t even be one pound of total marijuana. It is virtually impossible to grow more than a pound of pot with only one 1000 watt light. Doesn’t matter if you have 100 tiny plants under that light or just a few really big plants. The lumens only spread out so far. Two people could smoke a pound of pot in a couple months time…and it takes 3-4 months to grow a cycle of it. So where is the 15 kilos that was dried and ready for sale? Where are all the 1000 watt lights? Without any of that, this is just another BS case!

        I know this Santa Cruz OIJ very well, and the folks I mentioned are a discriminatory local mafia, nothing more. They look for ways to swindle money. If they were really concerned about public welfare, they would be trying to find all these missing children in this country. But I guess that doesn’t pay as much!

        Yes, it is time to name people, and call them out! Costa Rica should go to a jury system, and let the public decide. These lawyers are CR’s real mafia! And judges, prison bosses and prosecutors are all lawyers- whom typically were schooled together. This is a very small country…

        • SDPUS

          This is what 25 lbs of dried cured marijuana looks like…supposely these people had 15 kilos (33 lbs)…no way!

        • Ken Morris

          You make some reasonable points, chiefly I think that this may be just another BS case, but at written the story does say that there were 15 kilos of ready pot and 141 plants in a sophisticated operation. Maybe that’s wrong, but it is what the story says, and the absence of photos doesn’t tell me that the story is wrong. To simply assume that the story is inaccurate is a matter you need to address Tim about, not me. I’m going with the story as written until I know better.

          Now, was Al Capone a hero? Yeah, prohibition was wrong and the movies are fun to watch, but I suspect that he was a murdering criminal low-life. Lots of people made bathtub gin then, but only a few went into the business. And there is a difference. Today, if someone wants to grow a few pot plants, even split a few bags among their friends and get a little cash, I’m the last to worry about that. But come on, 15 kilos with 141 plants kicking? This isn’t personal consumption or splitting bags among friends, but a business someone goes into precisely because it is illegal and the profits are high. The couple after all wasn’t growing roses for Valentine’s Day, but something far more profitable because it is illegal. Is this good?

          I think laws against prostitution in most areas of the US are wrong, but it doesn’t follow that I think that the pimps who violate those laws are heroes. I rather think that the pimps are low-life scoundrels. Making heroes out of the few who violate even an incorrect law for their own greed is a grave error.

          I may not have the right fix on this couple, but judging from their ages and occupation, I’m guessing that they don’t have residency but do have the condescending gringo attitude that for some reason they can move here and break laws with impunity when they wouldn’t do this at home. Beneath this is the attitude that Ticos are dumb, it’s an anything goes society, and gringos don’t have to worry about the laws–because guess what, this is a PARTY country. I think this couple shows a flagrant disrespect for Costa Rica, and are slimebag greedy gringos who, as another post says, ought to be deported. These are parasites on Costa Rica, and gringos the rest of us should be ashamed of. Sorry, you don’t come here to go into the pot business. Have a better plan or stay the fuck home.

          The reality is that cops in Costa Rica are instructed not to arrest anyone for smoking pot, and hell guys pass around joints at bus stops. If you want to smoke pot or grow a few plants, nobody is going to mess with you. But when you’re a foreigner who goes into the business in a big way, which 15 kilos and 141 backup plants are, you’re a parasite.

          There’s a difference between honorable civil disobedience and pathetic greed.

          • SDPUS

            The media is only going to report what the cops give them. I see nothing sophisticated here. It is normal to take a photo of the “load” for both the media and the courts. Why these pictures? There are two rooms busted. A vegetative room and the flowering room shown. The flowering room has pathetic plants with only one light shown. Sorry, but I know these people of this particular OIJ office. I speak from experience, as a primary source, not from a hearsay or secondary article and point of view. These cops are corrupt as can be in Santa Cruz OIJ. And their boss, Victor Chavez Chavarria is the leader who has the dirt on his hands. I wouldn’t name names if I were not 100% certain.

            • SDPUS
            • SDPUS

              Notice the same picture is used as ICR uses. Notice the plants are in flower stage. Notice the plants are raised on a table, with the biggest being maybe 24 inches, unlike what the article says the size were (90 inches or almost 8 feet). Notice only one bulb in a room that is at most 4 feet wide. Notice the height of the ceiling just above the biggest plants that are sitting on a elevated platform. The flowering room is the final stage, where the plants are the biggest. There are no 7-8 foot plants in this shed, nor could there be.

              The other room with the plants in vegetative stage would have had clones, and the biggest plants in that room would have been maybe 12 inches at most before they were transfered to the flower room- I say this because if they were grown biggerin the vegetative room (1st stage), then they would outgrow the ceiling of the flower room that is pictured. Nothing makes sense from the photos and what was written. There is no way 15 kilos could be produced in a room the size of the flowering room. This story is completely inflated. Inflated to screw 2 foreign young adults. The pictures tell this story. It is obviously bullshit. So I do not think your words can be justified, just as the words of the article can not be. The photo evidence does not support what is said.

              I don’t blame the author of this article. I know the media would not even be allowed near the set-up, they have to stay off the property site. The photos come from OIJ and are provided by OIJ, just as the data of the plants are. Tim feel free to chime in if I am wrong on how this process works between the media and OIJ. The media is kept off the premises, and at a distance. These kids were growing a bunch of small scraggly plants and in a small shed like room.

              “En total, la Policía ubicó aproximadamente 15 kilos entre ramas y picadura de marihuana y 141 matas de esta droga, en un tamaño entre 20 y 50 centímetros de alto”. This says that they confiscated stalks and leaves for a total of 15 kilos. Stalks and leaves. These are trumped up charges!!! As previously one light can only produce a pound of pot, and these sorry looking plants were not capable of producing more than about 1/4 oz each of dried bud.

              Sadly, society is taught they can trust the police. It is not the case with this office in Santa Cruz. They are corrupt as can be, and this article is just another example to show that corruption. They have an obvios agenda. Nothing makes sense. NOTHING! A story perpetrated like this shows you exactly what is wrong with the drug war. It corrupts cops!

              I think your anger is misdirected Ken. And think about the consequences of a few 20 something year olds who are in a foreign country. They are being railroaded into being kingpins…when this was a grow that was of obvious personal use. I say that as an expert on the subject matter, who also has intimite knowledge of the OIJ office of Santa Cruz!

            • http://insidecostarica.com/ Timothy Williams

              You are correct. The data and the photo(s) are provided to the media by the MSP and OIJ. Most busts like this the media isn’t allowed direct access and is kept at a distance, except in some rare circumstances (for instance, they sometime invite the media to watch a large haul of cocaine being unloaded from a boat, but they prefer television media for such things as it makes more of a “visual impact”).

              The media doesn’t typically even go out to a lot of these busts, especially smaller media like ourselves, because there isn’t much point in the time/expense. We receive the photos and info from the MSP or OIJ and write the story sitting at our desk.

              That said, when information provided by the OIJ doesn’t add up or make sense, we do our best to confront them on it, either for the initial story or (more commonly, because there is some competition to be the ‘first’ to get the story out in the Internet era of publishing) for a follow up story.

            • SDPUS

              Keep up the good work. It is being noticed by many as an objective source of info. I appreciate your constant updates and feedback Tim to cast light on the shadows. As a reader, we can ask more questions- and with you we always receive prompt answers. That is great!

            • Ken Morris

              Appreciate it. This wouldn’t be the first time that a drug bust was trumped up by the powers that be to protect their own turf, and if this is what happened, this rather than what Tim wrote is the story. I would also be wrong, since I’m going with Tim’s story. I would be interested in seeing a follow up to your allegations, since again I know that sometimes things like this are true.

      • Brett Yader

        Say what??? It should be legal but until it is we should be jailing people?? That’s your argument. You do realize what you’re saying when you say it SHOULD be legal right? It means you believe people SHOULDN’T be imprisoned for doing it.

        Your argument is that until the system is fixed to allow growers to be taxed appropriately they should be JAILED? Nonsense.

        • SDPUS

          AGREED!

        • Ken Morris

          Well, you’re putting words in my mouth, and I have serious problems with people being jailed for growing and selling pot. Actually, a great buddy of mine did five years in prison for this in the US (I was among those who vouched for his character with the parole board), another had his life damn near ruined when he was busted for a handful of plants in his garden, and a truly best buddy for 30 years can’t get through the day without his refer.

          However, even in the most egregious case I personally know, the fellow who did five years in prison, he was not in business. He was just splitting up shit and having a good time among friends while working a day job.

          Here we have a couple that is in the business, and in a foreign country. Well, is being in the business bad? You know, it kind of is. Since anyone can grow a few plants and keep themselves supplied, those who go into the business are a different and oilier breed. Think of alcohol. It’s one thing to drink, another to run a legal neighborhood tavern, a third to run a legal drink-till-you-puke place, and a fourth to operate a bootleg cantina. The further you move along this continuum, the more the qualms. It’s the same with pot.

          And in a foreign country? This suggests disrespect to me, even an arrogant belittling of the host country, as if gringos are empowered by their gringo-ness to operate an illegal business. It’s just oily.

          I agreed below with deportation, but frankly would like to see worse. Since they’re young, maybe this couple have time yet to see the light and become decent contributing members of whatever society they are in. Jail seems too harsh. But if there were a way, I’d say fine them for every dime they made and deport their selfish asses. It’s not right what they did. It’s wrong.

          And Mr. Nonsense, I don’t agree with a tax either. Come on, grow up and think for yourself. Taxing pot is rhetoric and bullshit. It might win the political battles, but it’s not the right thing to do. I mean, you don’t allow kidneys to be sold simply because you can tax the sale, do you? An alcohol tax (probably lower than it is) may be justified because if its social costs, but not a pot tax. You either make the case on its merits or you shut the fuck up. Enticing people with the promise of a tax is disgusting.

          And, I don’t know where you come from, but I am personally sick to death of people separating marijuana from other drugs, like cocaine and yes alcohol. It’s not like potheads are cool while crackheads still ought to go to jail. It’s more complicated that this. Yes, there are different physiological effects of different drugs, but a lot of the differences are actually social, cultural, and class. That the middle class now smokes pot doesn’t influence me one iota to favor it. Worse, some drugs probably ought to be illegal.

          Drug policy is a lot more complicated than legalizing and taxing pot–and I assure you that a couple illegal gringo pot growers and sellers in Costa Rica are not role models. I mean, what’s next , to defend Pablo Escobar’s rape and murder of teenage girls because he was heroically selling cocaine, which probably shouldn’t be illegal either?

          • Brett Yader

            I couldn’t disagree more with your ideas. Pot WILL be a business, should be a business, and will be taxed and regulated like everything else in the very near future. People who choose to make it a business now are not immoral, sorry.

    • duke ster

      wow dude-you really know your stuff! you kick ass and name names—-and u are really bringing up a good point–look at these small plants–all the while the real big coke movers and shakers are protected–it’s sad and I see u are trying to help these gringo small time growers– I agree that this editor of inside Costa Rica is very good at getting the real news and opinions and say so –out there–a very good news outlet–this editor lets real news out there where as you say–the established tico news is tainted by corruption–much like the corporations in usa–no different

    • SDPUS
    • Bill Griggs

      Those scrawny unhealthy plants are clearly in potting soil, but the article said it was a sophisticated hydroponic growing operation. Look up the word, “hydroponic.” What else was mischaracterized? I have a feeling these amateurs will be treated like drug kingpins in the legal system. They should have known the risks inherent in what they were doing though.

      • SDPUS

        Another very valid point Bill, this grow has nothing to do with hydroponics. These young adults are now facing 8-15 years. I am sure they never realized that in doing what they did. How do you think they will fair in a prison, where they will be THE ONLY gringos. Housed in a cage meant to sleep 48, but these cages actually have 70-100 people in them and are about 120 degrees with no ventilation? These two are in major danger! Oh, and the Liberia Prison only gives 3 hours of water daily to their inmantes- one hour at 6:00am, noon, and 6:00pm. Making it impossible for everyone to shower, clean the facility and drink! Then they will be given 2 three minute phone calls daily, with phones that usually don’t function. These gringos will be harrassed, beaten and raped on a regular basis. They will be last in line for everything. The prison system is over-run with serious crack addicts, who are from very poor backgrounds. Watch how skinny and unhealthy they become. They will be extremely fortunate if they never take a knife. Most people do not have a clue what this system here really entails, especially for a foreigner with no family and friends in country to help with food and this entire process. Welcome to the NEW Costa Rica. http://www.costaricantimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/costa-rica-prisons.jpg

        • SDPUS

          Lawyers will come and visit them, and then tell them for $100K, they can get them free. Then the lawyers barter with the OIJ jefe, judge, prosecutor and prison boss. They all want their cut! They will make it a game…a very dangerous game!

        • Bill Griggs

          Did they really not know what they were facing if caught?

          I think marijuana should be legal. I hate to see people going to prison over it. I think that is stupid and counterproductive.

          But, if you play you pay. People need to understand that. It is not just the fault of the system.

          Apparently they had a 145 plants and several kilos of finished product. That is not a “personal use” amount. They made the conscious decision to grow marijuana for sale, and they got caught. They knew what they were doing was illegal. I hope they get a good lawyer and hope he’s able to get them mercy in the system.

          I cannot look at them as any sort of martyrs or anything though, or blame the system entirely for their plight. I am an attorney and have represented many people like them and absolutely have empathy for them, but I also think people need to use good sense and be responsible for their own actions and don’t do things like this unless they are willing to pay the price for it.

          We lawyers don’t have magic wands. In a cases like these usually all we can try to do is minimize the damage, play damage control. You can say we are all colluding with prosecutors and judges and prison bosses and just making money off of the suffering of unfortunate souls, but that’s a bunch of horse manure.

          If you don’t like a law or the way the system works, work to change the offending laws and make the system better. If you’re going to break laws, whether you like them or not, be prepared to pay the price. Don’t be like the ones we see in the system over and over again who never accept responsibility for their own actions, who always blame someone else. The one who is to blame is staring back at you in the mirror.

          • SDPUS

            I appreciate you candid insight. But just as there are laws for citizens to follow, there are also laws, ethics and specific procedures that government workers are required to follow. Being accused of something and actually doing something are very different. Yes, they grew pot. What evidence exists to show it was for sale? What evidence exists to show 145 plants? What evidence exists to show 15 kilos of pot? In a true Democracy the people are suppose to have a very powerful voice. Laws should represent what the people (general public) want. These people should be tried by peers, in a jury system. It is illogical, corrupt and down right mean spirited in what the drug war has created. No one is asking for miracles, but people should be tried according to the empiracal facts. It is the duty of the law to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Most likely what happened was the landlord or a gardener happened to stumble upon the operation and then turned him in. Consuming marijuana is not illegal in Costa Rica, only selling it is. So in order to convict this man here, according to article 58 in the “Law of Psychotropias” it is imparitive to prove this marijuana was for sale to get a conviction. There are specific procedures that law enforcement must follow to do that, before breaking down a persons door to their private domain. If that marijuana never left that property, and it was only for consumption– then what they did was not illegal. This is a very grey area, that was purposely left ambiguous in their newly formed law (2010). Bill most of what you said, I fully agree with. But I would have to question your experience in this culture. It doesn’t sound as if you have a whole lot. Again, I appreciate your point of view.

    • SDPUS

      Tim, you want a real story, just let me know…I will give you information that is unbelievable about what this OIJ office once did to a person. I have an incredible amount of detail to provide about the corruption of this OIJ office on one specific case. I have already given the names. I will also provide an incredible amount of evidence to back it up, including the entire expediente. I hate to see this type of corruption go unfethered, and now this is another obvious case of deceit from the same office. These people will keep being emboldened if they are not stopped. They should not have badges, but rather should be behind bars themselves. There is nothing worse than blatantly corrupt public servants. David Delgado of La Nacion has this info, but he won’t even acknowledge it. But yet he has the nerve to comment here. Pathetic. And just another sign of the corruptive powers of the drug war…