Costa Rica Fights Illicit Traffic
By Dialogo July 01, 2011
Costa Rica developed its first border police unit early in 2011. The squad of
153 police officers combats illicit traffic that includes drugs, people, currency
and weapons, according to the news agency EFE. The officers received training in
rural policing, weapons handling, first aid, satellite tracking, cartography, combat
patrol and explosives, among other areas. Costa Rica’s investment in training and
equipping its border force reached an estimated $1 million.