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Calle de La Amargura, located in San Pedro, south of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), is well known for all night partying and what have you.
Calle de La Amargura, located in San Pedro, south of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), is well known for all-night partying and what have you. Photos: Ministerio de Seguridad Publica

Calle de La Amargura is located in San Pedro, south of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and known for all night partying and

(QCOSTARICA) San Pedro – The seizure of illegal drugs and the detention of two minors and two illegal Brits were some of the results of a police raid on llele La Amargura, a hotspot hangout near the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) in San Pedro Saturday night.

The police operation was in response to complaints by area residents.

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Taking part in the raid were officials of the Fuerza Publica (police), the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ), the Immigration Police, Traffic Police and the PANI, the child welfare agency.

María Fullmen Salazar, acting minister of Seguridad Publica said authorities seized various quantities of illegal drugs, especially marijuana and cocaine, two minors were found drinking in two separate bars, and two British national were interviewed by the immigration police for “migratory irregularities”, possibly having overstayed their tourist visa period.

In addition, 139 people were interviewed by authorities, including 17 security guards, 12 of whom were not carrying their respective licenses as required by law.


The Traffic Police (Policia de Transito) issued 19 traffic tickets for a number of traffic violations.

In total some 70 officials of the various authorities took place in the night operation.

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Source: Ministerio de Seguridad Pública

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