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Six years in prison for man for smuggling in foreigners during coronavirus pandemic

The San Carlos Flagrancy Court sentenced a trucker to six years and six months in prison who facilitated the illegal entry of two foreigners, along the northern border, during the coronavirus emergency. On Thursday, the court the man identified by his last names Santos Rios,...

Two foreigners in immigration holding test positive for COVID-19

Immigration and the Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday afternoon two new positive cases of COVID-19, that of two foreigners being held at immigration holding -Centro de Aprehensión Regional Central (CARC) - of the Immigration Police in Heredia. According to immigration, the Nicaraguan nationals were preventively...

Keeping our northern border secure

Officers from the Immigration Police, the Fuerza Publica (National Police) and Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) working together to keep the northern border with Nicaragua secure. In addition to these three police forces, taking part in the border security are Border Pollice (Policia de Fronteras)...

Costa Rica captures three Nicaraguans suspected of killing a family in their homeland

The Policía Profesional de Migración de Costa Rica (Costa Rica's immigration police) reported on Wednesday the capture of three Nicaraguans wanted for the killing of a family in the Maio Indian Reserve, in Nicaragua, in October 2019. Nicaraguan authorities never confirmed the finding of the...

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 to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) criminal database. With this reform the Fuerza Publica (National Police), the Directorate of Intelligence and National Security (DIS), the Drug Control Police (PCD), the...

Proposed bill would see higher fines for businesses that hire illegals

The proposed bill by the head of the Partido Restauración Nacional faction, legislator Carlos Avendaño, seeks to double the fine for businesses that hire illegals. The initiative calls for the fine to go from the current ¢5.172 million colones (US$8,500) to  ¢10.7 million colones (US$17,500),...

Not Welcome. Costa Rica Rejects Entry of Canadian With Ties To Drug Gang & Organized Crime

Costa Rica's immigration officials denied a Canadian entry suspected of ties to a drug trafficking gang and organized crime. The Canadian, identified as Dan Hann, was rejected at the Daniel Oduder International airport (LIR), in Liberia, Guanacaste. "The mechanisms of migratory control and the execution of...

715 Pligrims Headed To World Youth Day in Panama To Get Police Escort As They Pass Through Costa Rica

On their way to Panama cityr for the World Youth Day 2019 through Costa Rica, 715 pilgrims will be under the watchful eyes of the different police forces of the Ministerio de Gobernación y Policía and the Ministerio Seguridad Pública (Ministry of the Interior...

Three foreigners hiding out in Costa Rica nabbed by police

An American and two Salvadorans in the country illegally were detained on Friday by the Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) and Immigration. The first detained was a U.S. citizen named Mohns, 38, in Puerto Jiménez de Golfito. Mohns was arrested during at a police post...

Legislator Urges Government To Enforce Fine For Illegals Overstaying Their Welcome In Costa Rica

The Ley General de Migración y Extranjería (Immigration Law) establishes a fine of US$100 for each month a foreigner overstays their visa period in Costa Rica. However, the collection of the fine was never implemented from the getgo in 2014 and continues currently suspended. But why? According...

Overstaying In Costa Rica Will Cost US$100 A Month Starting April 20

The law has been on the books since 2010, but it has never been applied. However, starting April 20, 2018, the immigration service - Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME - will begin applying a fine to foreigners who overstay their time in...

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