The Policía Turistica said Tuesday that its officers had made 80 arrests in three months. Not all were suspects in crimes against tourists, but many were.
In San José alone officers detained 30 suspects of which four were reported in the process of committing a crime, said officers. Among these was a pirate taxi driver who took luggage from Swiss tourists. In another case, a Colombian with a gun tried to take photo equipment from an Asian man, said officers.
In Dominical officers detained a man suspected in the sexual abuse against a minor, they said.
Tourism police are patrolling the bus stations in San José with emphasis on routes that lead to tourism destinations, officers said.