A US$2 million dollar two-story mansion that is under construction, standing out in a middle-class neighborhood of La Guacima, Alajuela, is the most expensive asset seized from drug traffickers.
The mansion is located close to the San Jose airport and is guarded by a private security from looting. Photo Jeffrey Zamora, La Nacion
The residence, which resembles a large hacienda, lacks the finishing touches, is located just one kilometer from the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport.
The registered owner is a corporation, and whose partners are in preventive detention (remand), suspected of being part of a criminal group dedicated to money laundering.
This is the view of the La Guacima mansion from the street, that is accessed by way of a gravel road. Photo Jeffrey Zamora, La Nacion