Sunday 4 December 2022

Tourists Risk Prison in Costa Rica For Drug Smuggling

Paying the bills

Latest

Political abandonment condemns farmers to ruin and pushes them to extinction

QCOSTARICA (Semanario Universidad) The end of 2022 leaves the...

Cuba’s Informal Market Finds New Space on Growing Internet

Q24N (VOA) Havana — In the Telegram group chat, the...

Lagoon Dries Up as Drought Grips Peru’s Southern Andes

Q24N (VOA) From her home under the baking sun...

How to Choose Hotel for Your Next Trip

Choosing the right hotel isn’t a piece of cake,...

Sansa resumes flights between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - As of December 16, the Costa Rican...

16 Costa Rican girls are ready to travel to the NASA Space Center

QCOSTARICA - The 16 girls selected by the “SHE...

Dollar Exchange

¢601.14 Buy

¢609.83 Sell

3 December 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

QCOSTARICA – Tourists travelling to Costa Rica for fun in the sun and to becoming a drug mule – “burro” in Spanish – is a common occurrence, says the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP), that maintains strict controls at the Juan Santamaria international airport.

According to statistics from the Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) – Costa Rica’s drug enforcement police – so far this year, a total of 19 people – 17 men and two women – have been detained for attempting to smuggle illegal drugs out the country.

Of the total only two were a Costa Rican, the rest foreigners visiting the country.

- Advertisement -

The statistics indicate the majority of the “burros” caught are Guatemalan nationals. In total, eight Guatemalans have been detained by the PCD loaded with cocaine, the drug of choice. Among the others are three Nicaraguans, two Dutch, two Mexicans, one Spaniard and one Italian.

11041756_1047965248550261_7600627546509807448_n

The latest was this morning (Monday), when a 29 year old  Nicaraguan man headed for Madrid was caught with almost 2 kilos (1,964 grams) grams of cocaine hidden the double lining of his suitcase.

 

Anyone detained in their attempt to leave the country carrying illegal drugs are exposed to a prison sentence of 12 years.

The MSP did not indicate if the 2105 numbers are higher or lower than last year for the same period.

- Advertisement -

Photos courtesy Ministerio de Seguridad Publica

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"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

16 Costa Rican girls are ready to travel to the NASA Space Center

QCOSTARICA - The 16 girls selected by the “SHE IS” Association...

It’s December, the ‘Aguinaldo’ month!

QCOSTARICA - A thirteenth salary, or end-of-year bonus, in Costa Rica...

Subscribe to our stories

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