Anti-drug agents say that mom enlisted girl, 10, to sell crack

Fuerza Pública officers and anti-drug police escort those arrested to a waiting vehicle for transport to jail. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública

Anti-drug police said that a mother used her 10-year-old daughter to help her sell drugs in the center of San José.

Police said they received eight complaints about drugs being sold at a car wash between Avenidas 8 and 10 on Calle 2. They moved in Friday and detained the woman, identified
by the last names of Rivas Estrada. She is 38. Her child was in the car wash when police raided.

Also detained were two individuals, a man, 41, with the last names of Quirós López and a woman, 42 with the last name of Garcia, said police. The child was put with family members. Police said they confiscated crack rocks and money.

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