Six men who were convicted of eight violent robberies in the Nicoya area received prison terms of three years and four months each.
The sentence came in the Tribunal Penal de Santa Cruz. The men were identified by the last names of lanco Gutiérrez, Duarte Gómez, Sequeira Rodríguez, Navarro Ruíz, Arce Vargas and Díaz Gutiérrez. They were detained in October 2010 as police believed they were about to pull off another robbery in Santa Cruz. The men were described as being members of a gang calls Los Nijas.
When the men were detained, judicial agents and police found a number of weapons and ammunition.