COSTA RICA NEWS – Today begins the trial of eight Tránsito (traffic) officials accused of dereliction of duty.

141960_620According to the indictment, the traffic cops did not fine truck drivers crossing the Ochomogo in Cartago weigh stations, and on several occasions received money in exchange.

The officials are alleged to take time off or be absent from their posts, allowing truck drivers to cross at opportune times with overweight loads.

The trial is being held at the Tribunal Penal del Segundo Circuito Judicial and expected to run until Friday.