Costa Rican drug organization uses San Juan river as trafficking route

Posted on June 19, 2012 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Crime, Drug Activity, Nicaragua, Organized Crime

A drug trafficking organization led by the Costa Rican Alejandro González Jiménez, known as “The Palidejo,” has been reported to utilize the San Juan river in Nicaragua as a drug route between Costa Rica and Guatemala. According to Nuevaya, shipments of drugs  enter Nicaragua stored in backpacks carried by mules along the river until vehicle access is possible. From there, the drugs make their way to Managua, where it is given to a drug trafficking group called the Charros, composed of members from El Salvador and Guatemala. Coastal areas such as Monkey Point and Puerto Príncipe in Nicaragua are reported to receive drug shipments. Read Article

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