Costa Rican Legislature Lets USS Rentz Dock, Turn Over Alleged Smugglers

Costa Rican Legislature Lets USS Rentz Dock, Turn Over Alleged Smugglers

By Geraldine Cook
August 26, 2013

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Costa Rica’s legislature has voted to allow the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz to dock in Costa Rican waters. The U.S. Navy vessel promptly turned over three prisoners — two Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan — to Costa Rican authorities along with nearly a ton of cocaine worth $78 million seized from their ship, the Capitán Erson.

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