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New Telephone Scam: False Income Tax Refunds

A new scam has been uncovered, targeting the public into divulging personal information to...

Costa Rica Call Centers Telemarketers Sentenced To Prison In U.S.

WASHINGTON (JUSTICE.GOV) – Three individuals were sentenced to prison for their roles in a...

Tourist Murdered In Playas del Coco

A French tourist in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, on Wednesday, was the victim of...

Puntarenas and Guanacaste with an increase in homicides in 2019

Homicides in 2019 decreased in almost the entire country, including in Limón, except in...

Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash

Two Americans tried to enter Costa Rica, through the San Jose international airport (SJO),...

What is the cause of the wave of violence gripping Costa Rica?

The numbers speak for themselves. In just 15 days, 42 homicides were added to...

Model Pamela Cusi was held up at gunpoint and had her car stolen

Costa Rica model and former participant in the Guerreros de Repretel, Pamela Cusi, got...

All the police forces now will have access to the OIJ criminal database

The Legislative Assembly approved on Monday bill 20997 that enables all police forces access...

Costa Rica Reports Drop in Homicides, Increase in Gun Seizures, New Gun Law Signed

On Thursday, Presiden Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Public Security, Michael Soto signed...

American in Costa Rican Call Center Pleads Guilty for Role in “Sweepstakes Fraud” Aimed at Elderly

  A U.S. citizen who resided in Costa Rica pleaded guilty on Friday, April 5,...

Gun Used by BAC Branch Robbers in Coronado Was Stolen From an OIJ Agent

A 9-mm-caliber gun used by the three assailants killed in Coronado was taken from...

Armed Men Rob Downtown San Jose Holiday Inn

Two armed men assaulted the Holiday Inn hotel in downtown San Jose this Tuesday morning....

Woman To Go To Trial For Killing Husband While He Was Driving

A jealous woman will be standing trial for allegedly killing her husband while driving...

Costa Rica Police Find 197 Kg Of Cocaine Abandoned Near Nicaragua Border

Authorities of the Ministry of Public Security found a shipment of cocaine, apparently abandoned,...

Suspect In Killing Of Stefano Calandrelli Claimed On Social Media To Be A Nurse

The 24-year-old Caribbean woman with the surnames Smith Smith, suspected of killing Italian businessman,...

Suspects In The Killing Of Stefano Calandrelli Tortured Another Man in April

The two women suspected of killing the Italian businessman, Stefano Calandrelli, had kidnapped and...

Woman Suspect in Disappearance Of Italian Businessman Was Being Investigated For Other Dissappearances

Director del Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), Wálter Espinoza, said on Monday that the...

Man Kills Better Half And Forces Friend To Bury Her

In Golfito, in the Southern Zone, a man is alleged to have killed his...

Every Five Minutes A Woman Calls 9-1-1 For Help In A Domestic Violence

It's Friday morning. No futbol (soccer) game, the day is not a holiday or...

Man Kills Own Brother Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Of His Woman

A man, 61 years of age, identified by authorities by his surname, Quirós López,...

Cop and Former Cops Faked Roadside Blocks To Murder Model, Her Boyfriend and Brother

An officer of the Fuerza Publica (national police) in Alajuela and two former policemen...

Cartel-style Killings Hit Costa Rica

The increasing murderous wave that has swept Costa Rica in recent years does not...

Armed Men Rob Banco Nacional In Moravia

At least four men held up this morning a branch of the Banco Nacional...

20 Year-Old Siquirres Woman 12th Femicide Of The Year

Kimberly Jazmín Barrantes Pérez, 20 years of age, is the eight femicide this year,...

School Bus Driver Convicted of Sexual Abuse Of Minors

José Francisco Rojas Padilla was sentenced to 12 years in prison on 3 counts...

Costa Rica Detained Nigerians Who Trafficked Cocaine By Mail

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an organization led by Nigerians who sent cocaine to Africa,...

11 Foreign Tourists Attacked During Rafting of Pacuare River

A total of 11 tourists of different nationalities participating in rafting, in the Pacuare...

Sentenced To 216 Years in Prison For The Massacre In Liberia

Bricklayer Gerardo Alonso Ríos Mairena was sentenced on Tuesday morning to 216 years in...

Canadian Wanted In Shooting Of Two Nicaraguans in Santa Teresa de Cobano

A fight outside a liquor store in Santa Terese de Cobano, in the Nicoya...

‘The First Thing She Asked Was If She Had Killed The Maes’

Jealousy and not liquor played a key role the shooting of two men by...

Eight Men In Custody Related To Wed. Morning Shootout With Police

Following the chase, a gunfight and discovery of two bodies in a minivan Wednesday...

OIJ Working Around The Clock To Solve Murder of Prosecutor

A 'very large' team of investigators and prosecutors are working around the clock to...

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