(QCOSTARICA) A raid of an antiques shop in downtown San Jose led to the seizure of some 18 traffic signs and 19 license plates, selling for around ¢65,000 colones or for rent for parties at ¢19,500 each.
According to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) one of the license plates belonged to a vehicle reported stolen in 2013.
The OIJ raid, in a joint operation with the San Jose Municipal police, was on a shop located on Avenida 16 and Calle 7.
Marcelo Solano, chief of the San Jose Municipal Police, said found on the premises were also rank police uniforms, complete with the respective insignia.
The merchandise was confiscated and the premises ordered closed, while investigators determine the origin of the material.
The shop manager was not charged, pending the completion of the investigation. His identity was not released to the press.