Costa Rica police dismantle ring that provided false documents to Dominicans
San Jose, Costa Rica.– Costa Rica’s Immigration police have dismantled a criminal group that was charging great amounts of money to illegal Dominican immigrants, in order to sneak them into the country and provide false naturalization through phony marriages.
Authorities conducted a raid Friday in Alajuelita, where they arrested the alleged leader of the group, a Dominican known as Diaz, who is a naturalized Costa Rican citizen.
Police also raided a house near the Puntarenas bus stop in downtown San Jose, attempting to capture another of the suspects involved, but the operation was not successful.
The group apparently would sneak Dominican citizens into the country by land, through blind spots in the Panamanian and Nicaraguan borders. Once in Costa Rica, the group would provide for false marriages and would falsify official documents in order to provide Costa Rican naturalization for their customers.
Freddy Montero, Deputy Minister of the Interior, said that authorities have been keeping track of the group since July 2012.
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