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“Picuda” style fast boats a favorite for drug runners bringing shipments to Costa Rica

By Brenda Fiegel September 17th, 2014 (Diálogo) The ocean remains a popular transit route for traffickers because it lacks the sensors, manpower, and cameras that authorities are able to concentrate on…

Costa Rica, Central American countries partner with FBI to fight violent gangs

Costa Rica, Central American countries partner with FBI to fight violent gangs

By Ximena Moretti / Additional editing by Inside Costa Rica staff September 16th, 2014 (Diálogo) Authorities from Costa Rica and five other Central American countries are working with the United States…

Nicaragua uses drug money to build new prisons

By W. Alejandro Sanchez / VOXXI September 16th, 2014 (VOXXI) Nicaragua has constructed three new prisons utilizing money that was seized following the arrest of a group of drug traffickers in…

Bill would force families of rape, child abuse victims to testify in court

September 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Rep. Humberto Vargas (PUSC) has presented a bill that would change Costa Rica’s constitution to force family members of rape and child abuse victims to testify…

Police seize nearly 10,000 sea turtle eggs from two men in one of the biggest busts of its kind

Police seize nearly 10,000 sea turtle eggs from two men in one of the biggest busts of its kind

September 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police seized 9,400 sea turtle eggs from two men traveling in a vehicle in Nicoya, Guanacaste.   The seizure was made at a checkpoint after a…

Woman accused of drugging and stealing thousands from men she met online

September 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) have arrested a 38-year-old woman on charges of robbery and attempted murder after she allegedly drugged at least three men before…

German man arrested at airport with 50 snakes and other animals

German man arrested at airport with 50 snakes and other animals

September 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A 31-year-old German was arrested yesterday at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose after officials found 50 live snakes, 10 frogs, and 20 lizards…

Foreigners arrested for ATM ‘skimmer’ fraud, stole thousands from ATM users

Foreigners arrested for ATM ‘skimmer’ fraud, stole thousands from ATM users

September 8th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A Czech man and a Romanian man were arrested in raids last Thursday in San Pedro on suspicion of defrauding at least 250 ATM users out…

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