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Costa Rican Boy Found Abandoned ‘By Smuggler’ in Arizona Desert

A six-year-old boy, of Costa Rican nationality, was rescued by US Border Patrol, abandoned by a smuggler in the Arizona desert, just north of the Mexican border. The Cost Rica Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the minor was found in good condition and was...

Inmates Use Animals To Smuggle Contraband Into Prisons

A cell phone, a battery, a charger, and headphones. That was the cargo carried by a cat in a bag tied to its back intercepted by the Penitentiary Police at the La Reforma prison in Alajuela, said the Ministry of Justice this Tuesday morning. The...

Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now being sold in El Salvador and Honduras, three Central American countries forming what is known as the Northern Triangle. Food and beverage companies say that in the...

A bank heist in Paraguay’s ‘wild, wild west’ reveals the dark underbelly of free trade

(Q24N) It was as brazen as it was spectacular: on April 24 2017, a commando team of bank robbers assaulted a private security company in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, making off with US$11 million dollars. Some dozen operatives, whom police believe were working for...

Smuggling Animals In Car Trunk A Fad In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In the strange but true department, police in this country are finding out that, if one hears a strange sound from the rear of one's car, it may not need a mechanic but instead an agricultural engineer. Last week, a very uncomfortable mule...

Costa Rica Police Rescue Mule Being Smuggled in Trunk Of Car Headed for Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - Stopping cars to search them for drugs and other contraband - "retenes" in Spanish - is all in a day's work for border police. But when they stopped a car two kilometers from the Nicaraguan border Thursday, the driver became very nervous. He had...

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