Police make arrests around new stadium

Three men robbed an individual headed to the inauguration of the national stadium Saturday, but policemen on motorcycles captured them, the Fuerza Pública said. The men took a cell phone.

Also detained near the new stadium was a man with a 30-centimeter knife, about 12 inches. Two other persons were detained on outstanding warrants, police said.

Meanwhile in Cartago over the weekend 175 police officers swept barrios Manuel de Jesús, Los Diques and Las Latas, Paraíso as well as the Cantón de La Unión. In all nine persons were detained, six for immigration violations.

Police said they checked out 550 vehicles and 1,179 persons over the weekend.

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