Costa Rica News – Well thank goodness for the Nicaraguan police and drug enforcement doing research on a supposed group of journalists trying to pass with $7 million worth of “equipment” into Costa Rica. I guess what they knew was once they get into Costa Rica they are home free with the ability to pay off police and government officials. The only group in CR that tries to actually keep order is the OIJ.
The 18 foreigners were detained in Nicaragua, who were posing as reporters of Mexican television Televisa. They wanted to move $ 7 million in vehicles equipped as mobile units of a media into Costa Rica, police said Nicaraguan.
“We have the names or assumed names of them, mostly Mexicans, according to Interpol reports, although there may be other nationalities,” said the police chief Aminta Granera.
He said the 18 detainees are led by a woman named Raquel Correa Alatorre and entered Nicaragua on August 20 through the border post of Las Manos, from Honduras.
He explained that according to research, many of them are employees of private security firms for Tamaulipas and Durango.
Tamaulipas and Durango are two states in northern Mexico where authorities have reported the presence of drug cartels such as Los Zetas, one of the most bloodthirsty of drug trafficking in the country and has expanded its operations to Central America.
Granera reported that discussions with Nicaraguan immigration authorities on the arrival of the so-called journalists in the country, determined that there was no information about them and was activated when discovery measures government of Nicaragua, led by the Police and the Directorate Army Intelligence.
Intelligence reports indicated that the police told the detainees into the country that would cover the trial for drug trafficking and other crimes that began on Wednesday Nicaraguan businessman Henry Fariñas, survivor of an attack that killed the singer Facundo Cabral in Guatemala in 2011.
A Televisa official, not authorized to be identified by internal policies, told The Associated Press that the company has no correspondents in place or sent to any journalist from Mexico.
In the six vehicles were 25 hidden packages, which contain about seven million U.S. dollars.
“It was so we establish that our suspicion that it was organized crime actions were valid and in that position will be placed in the next few hours to order the prosecution to their respective judicial process,” said police chief .
He added that during the investigation process has enjoyed the cooperation of the police in the region and the international police organization Interpol.