Costa Rica News – Those who extort others who do something illegal are obviously also doing something illegal themselves.
So that the gang will let them work, drivers must pay ¢4,000 weekly. If they don’t they are beaten up or even have their cars shot at. There have been five complaints of such activity.
Three people involved were arrested on Tuesday morning and more arrests may occur. Documents seized show that 100 informal taxis were being charged this fee. The notes showed names and debts.
The OIJ considers it very important to dismantle criminal groups and activity such as those carrying out this scam.
The detainees will be tried for crimes including extortion and attempted murder.