Costa Rica: fourteen police officers accused of operating illegal gang

Posted on September 5, 2012 • Filed under: Corruption, Costa Rica, Crime, Drug Activity, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

Five counts of aggravated robbery, abuse of authority in July, three drug trafficking, falsification 4, 5 illegal searches, 7 embezzlement and one offense of conspiracy are part of the charges for which is judged from yesterday to 14 policemen.

All are linked to a series of blows that apparently occurred in 2010 in Goicoechea and vicinity. According to the indictment read yesterday by prosecutors, it is a series of actions related to illicit drugs. The defendants in the case with the last name Zuniga respond Ugalde, Céspedes Brenes, García Vega Rivera Valverde, Sanchez Reyes, Fonseca Chinchilla, Rojas Montero, Len Mora, Campos Ruiz, Castillo Mena, Sánchez Villegas, Víquez Rodriguez Chacon Hernandez Jimenez and Obando . Read Article

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