In a series of early morning raids, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), put a dent to a criminal organization of drug traffickers that moved illegal drugs by helicopter from Costa Rica to Nicaragua.
OIJ officials say that agents raided ten different locations in Tortuguero, Limón centre, Parismina. Siquirres and Guácimo.
With the support of the speical tactival and weapons unit – the Servicio Especial de Respuesta Táctica (SERT) – authorities were able to detain a man identified as Marín Navarro, aka as “Pellejo”, alleged leader of the gang.
Arrested also was an official of the Fuerza Publica (police) who is suspected an informant to the traffickers. The arrest was made in barrio San Rafael de Siquirres, the name of the official was not released to the press.
Authorities theorize that the criminal organization had ties to Mexico’s drug cartels. The group would receive drugs and weapons from Colombia and responsible for transport to Nicaragua, where it would then be moved to Mexico and the United States.