Sunday, 25 October 2020

Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash

The men, who face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, arrived from Los Angeles and were headed for Atlanta the same day

Two Americans tried to enter Costa Rica, through the San Jose international airport (SJO), with US$644,344 dollars in their carryons.

The cash was bundled and wrapped in plastic. Photo: PCD

According to a press release from the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) – Ministry of Public Security –  the men were identified by their last names Skees, 25, and Howze, 41.

- Advertisement -

The Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) – Drug Control Police – report indicates that the men, arrested on Wednesday, arrived from Los Angeles and had intended to leave that same day for Atlanta.

Ley 8204 sobre Estupefacientes, Sustancias Psicotrópicas, Drogas de Uso No Autorizado, Actividades Conexas, Legitimación de Capitales y Financiamiento al Terrorismo (Law 8204 on Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances, Drugs of Unauthorized Use, Related Activities, Legitimization of Capitals and Financing of Terrorism) defines the amount of money that each person can enter the country.

Article 35 of Ley 8204 establishes that “upon entering or leaving the country, every person, national or foreign, will be required to declare the cash or securities that he/she carries if the amount is equal to or greater than US$10,000 or its equivalent in another currency”.

The law establishes penalties of 8 to 20 years in prison for money laundering or Legitimación de Capitales in Spanish.

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -
Rico
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

Security resumed mega-operations this Saturday

QCOSTARICA - This Saturday, October 24, the Ministry of Public Security...

Foreigners represent 14% of the patients treated for covid-19 in hospitals

QCOSTARICA - Of the 410,000 people with inquiries related to the...

MOST READ

Passage at the southern border blocked again

QCOSTARICA - The protests and blockades did not occur Wednesday, however, Costa Rican tuckers closed again, at around 5:00 pm transit through the border...

Fall in fuel sales due to pandemic to affect canton road works

QCOSTARICA - The 82 cantons across Costa Rican could face 2021 marked by the deterioration of local roads, due to the fall in resources...

Legislator: “There is no prostitution anymore because there is no tourism”

QCOSTARICA - In the middle of the discussion about the project to revive trawling on Thursday, independent legislator Zoila Rosa Volio was very critical...

Security resumed mega-operations this Saturday

QCOSTARICA - This Saturday, October 24, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) resumed mega-operations throughout the country. On Saturday night, the Fuerza Publica (national police),...

World Bank provides PHP 29 Billion to support households during the pandemic

The Philippines is one of the Asian countries that has been greatly affected by Pandemic. Economists have even estimated the country will lose up...

Three European airlines resume flights to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Three European airlines announced Friday they are ready to resume flights to Costa Rica, the first will be Air France, arriving at...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.