In series of raids Costa Rica’s Drug Control Police – Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) – dismantled a drug trafficking ring that operated from a San José hotel and included distribution of illegal drugs in the Liberia prison, in Guanacaste.
Accordig to the director of the Dirección de Inteligencia y Seguridad (DIS), Celso Gamboa, a total of 20 people were arrested in the nine raids in San José, Puntarenas and Guancaste.
Authorities say their investigation bega in June, following complaints. The “Hotel España” located in downtown San José’s “red zone” was the headquarters for the gang that Presidenta Laura Chinchilla called, during a press conference Tuesday, the “most aggressive” operating in the country.
In the raids, police seize drugs, cash and vehicles.