Costa Rica News – A Coast Guard Officer, who was making ¢ 365,000 a month, retired and quickly acquired various farms, machinery and even an ultralight aircraft.
This suspicious economic growth led authorities to investigate and find that the 47-year-old man is the alleged leader of an organization that was trafficking drugs.
The group had been receiving drugs by sea from Colombia and Ecuador and sending them to the United States. It operated out of Osa and counted on support from six officials of the Ministry of Public Security, four officers of the National Service of Coast Guard, and two agents from the Public Force.
Over two years, the group was subject to many searches and 8 tons of cocaine and almost $1 million were seized. 28 raids were carried out to dismantle the group. Police recently confiscated the plane, seven vehicles, ¢2 million, $27,000, 10 pistols, three rifles and diverse ammunition. Also found were uniforms of the SNG and the Public Force, communication radios and jewels.