Tuesday, 14 July 2020

130 Involved in “Buying” Drivers Licenses

163352_arresto_licencia_040413

We’ve all heard it, getting a drivers license is Costa Rica is as easy as paying someone. But in reality there is an entire process to obtain a new drivers license: a written exam and a driving test.

However, some continue to seek out the easy way to all obtain their drivers licenses illegally. More than 130, including a major sports personality, the daughter of a former judge and a number of public officials, face charges of corruption following Thursday’s police action.

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) investigation found that at least two officials of the Educación Vial (Driver Education Centre)  in the Guapiles were involved, with the help of a Heredia woman who was the intermediary and responsible for collecting the bribes.

- paying the bills -

Judicial officials detained the three, along with another 36 that were charged and released. Another 100 will be receiving notice to appear to give their statement, with a total of more than 130 people who are alleged to have “bought” their licenses.

The investigation found that the group charged ¢90.000 colones for the written exam and then another ¢90.000 for the driving test portion, for a total of ¢180.000 colones or US$350.

The public officials and intermediary were charged with corruption and extortion, those who bought their licenses were charged (or will be charged when they appear to give their statement) with the crime of corrupting a public official.

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -
Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

Costa Rica adds 26th death associated with covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) An 89-year-old woman, a resident in the province of San José, died this morning, Friday, July 10, with COVID-19. With this death, Costa...

Suspending freedom of transit and assembly at sites with high COVID-19 cases would flatten the curve

(QCOSTARICA) Temporarily suspending freedom of transit and assembly to contain the expansion of the COVID-19 would flatten the contagion curve, according to Costa Rica's...

Another COVID-19 patient dies: number reaches 31

(QCOSTARICA) Health authorities reported on Monday death number 31 by COVID-19 in the country: A 43-year-old Costa Rican man, a resident of San José,...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 649 new cases in 24 hrs, the largest increase

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported this Thursday the greatest increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 649 new infections. Thus, the country exceeded its...

Costa Rica COVID-19 contagion rate among the highest in Latin America

(QCOSTARICA) In the last two weeks, in Costa Rica, we have seen daily reports of COVID-19 cases rise from the no longer the same...

Indonesian politician’s anti-virus veil policy draws fire

(AFP) LABUIHAN LOMBOK, Indonesia - An Indonesian politician is under fire for ordering female civil servants to wear face veils once a week in...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.