Five held in hijackings

Five men have been detained as suspects of a ring that hijacked tractor trailers on Ruta 32, the San José-Limón highway. The truck hijackers dressed as police officers in order to get compliance from truckers, agents said.

Investigators managed to recover two trucks. One contained crackers and the other contained machinery. One was in Limón and the other was in Tambor de Alajuela, agents said.

Three of the suspects were detained unloading merchandise from one of the trucks. Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization said they also confiscated an AK-47 rifle and a box of clothing that appeared to be similar to that worn by Fuerza Pública officers.

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