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Man Convicted in 2003 in Florida Crash That Killed Couple Captured in Costa Rica

For 11 years an American was on the run from U.S. authorities after causing a tragic accident in Flroida, in which a couple of grandparents died. But his "holiday" ended when he was arrested in Costa Rica, a country that had become his second...

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Rico's TICO BULL - Good morning, what a crazy day in paradise on Saturday. A system failure of the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) that the country's immigration service connects to had thousands arriving or leaving Costa Rica wait for hours at the San Jose airport. I...

Arrivals Faced A 4 Hour Wait At The San Jose Airport on Saturday

A failure in the 'sistema' - system - had thousands of people arriving or leaving Costa Rica waiting. And waiting. And even more waiting. For the passengers of more than a dozen flight arrivals at noon at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport on...

Former Romanian Minister And Friend Hiding Out in Costa Rica Arrested

Two Romanian politicians with pending cases in their country were detained Wednesday by agents of the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) working with the International Police (Interpol). Detained was the Romanians former Minister of Tourism, Elena Udrea, and her friend, former prosecutor of the Directorate for...

Two Of Most Wanted Briton Wanted By Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Two of the most wanted Britons in the world are wanted by Costa Rica police. Britain's The Mirror and Mail Online have released the list of criminals sought by Interpol. The list compiles some of Britain's most wanted fugitives in the...

Receiving Child Porn On Your Mobile Phone Can Land You In Jail in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Pay close attention, receiving erotic images of minors on your smartphone via apps such as WhatsApp could expose you to an investigation and jail, if convicted, for possession of child pornography. The law is clear. Costa Rica's Criminal Code (Codigo Penal)...

Second Brother Arrested In Child Pornography And Sexual Abuse Case Of 9 Year Old

The brother of the man arrested two weeks earlier was arrested this Tuesday morning for the same crimes as his brother, the producing and distributing child porn and the alleged sexual abuse of a nine-year-old girl. The arrest was made in the area of San...

Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Minor and Posting Video On The Internet

Q COSTA RICA - It was in San Miguel de Higuito de Desamparados, where police detained a 35-year-old man on Tuesday night, suspected of crimes of sexual abuse of a minor and dissemination of child pornography. The arrest took place inside a two-story house, after...

Former Panama President Wanted by Interpol

TODAY PANAMA –  AN INTERPOL Red Alert was formally issued on Monday, May 22 at the request of the Supreme Court of Panama for the location and arrest of former President Ricardo Martinelli. The court is investigating Martinelli for the illegal interception of communications by...

Father Accused of Raping and Impregnating 14-year-old Daughter Avoids Prison On A Technicality

Q COSTA RICA - A man accused of raping and impregnating his 14-year-old daughter will not be going to prison due to the statute of limitations. The accused, José Alberto Orozco Ramírez, on the run in the United States, a fugitive of Costa Rica law...

OIJ Raid Alleged Child Pornography Distribution Centre in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) A phone call from Warsaw, Poland, alerted the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) of an alleged child pornography distribution by way of the internet operating from Costa Rica. The call came last December. Last Friday, the OIJ raided a house in La Lima de...

Costa Rica Steps Up Border Security

(QCOSTARICA) The prison break of Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, after stepping into a shower and slipping into a tunnel of the maximum-security prison in that country, authorities in Costa Rica have stepped up security at the country's borders. According to the...

Nicaragua Fails To Give Answers On Tico Prisoner

(QCOSTARICA) Nicaraguan prison authorities, bowing to pressure, ten days ago allowed Daniel Gil, a Costa Rican national being held at the El Chipote prison in that country, food, clothing, medicine and contact with a lawyer. But, since then, nothing. The Costa Rica Embassy in Nicaragua...

Tico Being Held in Nicaragua Prison Is Wanted International Warrant by Mexico

(QCOSTARICA) Making headlines in the Spanish language press this past week is the detention of José Daniel Gil Trejos, a Costa Rican national, being in a Nicaragua prison, under deplorable conditions with little food, clothing, medical attention and legal counsel. At first it had been...

Woman Suspected Being Part of Dangerous Colombia Drug Cartel Captured in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - More women seem to be heading or playing an important role in drug trafficking gangs. Just this past Sunday an attempt was made on the life of Pamela Crespi, a replacement for famous Costa Rican drug trafficking gang by the jailed "El Indio"....

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