Costa Rica & The Global Drug Trade

Costa Rica News – Costa Rica, one of Central America’s most stable countries and home to breathtaking tourist destinations and the world’s happiest people, is now having an increasing role in the global drug trade.
This week, an extensive report by Costa Rican newspaper La Nación found that the Central American nation is becoming a passageway for cocaine trade between South America and the United States—the world’s largest drug consumer —Europe and other markets. Coca that originates from Bolivia, Peru and Colombia arrives in Costa Rica, where criminal networks from Mexico and Colombia profit from the country’s lax security measures and its strategic geographic position to transport large quantities of drugs, the newspaper indicates.
Criminal groups hire Costa Rican citizens to receive cocaine packs in strategic zones for

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