The International Association of Chiefs of Police has honored a Costa Rican drug agent as police officer of the year. But he is not being identified because the security ministry cited concern for security.
The U.S. Embassy identified the man as MT and said he had been nominated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency director in Costa Rica, Felipe Springer,
The officer is believed to have played a key role in several major international drug trafficking arrests.
The police chiefs’ organization is the largest in the world and has members in 100 countries.
The Policía de Control de Drogas is part of the Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública.