Tuesday 16 August 2022

Costa Rica Authorities Have Detected 120 “Irregular” Crossings At Panama Border

Paying the bills


There are the remaining long weekends for 2022 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - To promote local visitation and thus reactivate...

Costa Rica has 338 private schools, with some 44,000 students

QCOSTARICA (Elfinancierocr.com) Costa Rica has a total of 338...

Coastal provinces have the highest fatality rates on the road: study

QCOSTARICA - Traffic accident statistics reveal a growth, some...

Costa Rica awaits vaccine against Covid-19 for children

QCOSTARICA - On July 14, the Comisión Nacional de...

Veneers Price in Turkey

Cosmetic dental surgeons across Europe have established international alliances...

Female monkeys with female friends live longer

TODAY COSTA RICA (UCLA News) Anthropology professors and field...

Dollar Exchange

¢664.60 Buy

¢670.40 Sell

13 August 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills



QCOSTARICA – The majority of border crossings between Costa Rica and Panama is by way of Paso Canoas. However, with the introduction of the “Policía de Fronteras en la Zona Sur” (southern border police unit), this year, the Fuerza Publica (police) have now detected between 100 and 120 “trochas”  (irregular) crossing points, used for various offences such as traffic of illegals and drugs.

According to Juan José Andrade, director of the Fuerza Pública, the crossings are used by illegals entering Costa Rica and the movement of illegal drugs, weapons and merchandise to avoid customs controls and taxes.

- Advertisement -

Previously there existed only a northern border police to control the border with Nicaragua.

“This manpower will generate greater control, not only of irregular crossing, but all traffic that is generated in the southern border area,” director Andrade said.

The police director did not specify the number of officials patrolling the Panama border.

Disagreeing with Andrade is Frank Abrego, CEO fo the Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (Senafront). In an article in the PanamaAmerica.com.pa on Tuesday, Abrego said the number is closer to 300.

A meeting of Costa Rica and Panama police directors, to review the joint border operations, is scheduled for March 2015.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"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

There are the remaining long weekends for 2022 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - To promote local visitation and thus reactivate tourism in...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.