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OIJ Investigating Mansion Built By Narco In Limon Without Permits

Photographs taken from a cell phone show the process of building a luxurious house facing the sea that is presumed to belong to a supposed narco in the Caribbean city of Limon. The building lacks municipal permits. According to the OIJ and the Fiscalia (Prosecutor's...

Colombian Narco cryptocurrency laundering network busted in Spain

Spain said Monday it has shut down a complex cryptocurrency network that used digital currency to pay for shipments of cocaine from Colombia to Europe. “Operation White Tulip”, which was coordinated by Europol and involved the Spanish Civil Guard and the Customs Service of the...

Colombian Narco Reveals Route Used in Costa Rica

Colombia's Caracol television program Testigo Directo (Direct Witness) put the finger in the wound after interviewing months ago a coordinator of the mafia of that country, that indicated that Costa Rica is one of the paradises of the narco-traffickers. The journalists wondered what is becoming...

Low-priced Drugs Flood The Country

Q COSTA RICA - A change in the business model of narcos - drug traffickers - has resulted in an oversupply of illegal drugs in Costa Rica, making substances such as synthetic drugs, crack, cocaine and marijuana more accessible, especially to young people. Authorities in...

Rookie Triggermen Behind Most Homicides Related To Drug Trafficking (Narco)

Q COSTA RICA - Men, mostly young and inexperienced in the handling of firearms, are behind the large number of homicides related to narco or drug trafficking occurring in Costa Rica, according to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) data, based on the profile...

Rise In Homicides Linked To Drug Trafficking

The street sale of crack and marijuana has become such a lucrative business in Costa Rica, that controlling the streets is the cause of many of the country's murders. This is the determination of the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) analysis of the fundamental reason...

“There Is No Beach in Costa Rica That Drug Traffickers Have Not Penetrated”, Security Minister

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (minister of Security), Gustavo Mata, has denounced an increase in drug trafficking in the country, and asked legislators to accelerate the approval of the bill on "Annulment of Ownership" in order to strengthen the...

In Costa Rica A Narco Dies Every Two Days In The War For Territory

QCOSTARICA - Being involved in the drug trade in Costa Rica decreases one's life span, less during a drug war, as is the case currently going on in the country and mainly centred in the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose. According to numbers by...

Narco Paloma Gets Life Behind Bars

QCOSTARICA - Nervous, without an appetite and minor burns is the condition of the pigeon allegedly used to deliver illegal drugs into the La Reforma prison. The pigeon, discovered on Wednesday by officials at the La Reforma prison, is now in the care of experts...

El Indio Replacement In Hiding Following Assassination Attempt

QCOSTARICA - Pamela Crespi, 29, one of three persons accused of being part of El Indio's gang of drug traffickers and car thieves centered in the southern metropolitan area, but who was declared innocent during the trial, was shot three times Sunday morning. She was...

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