Officer held in bribe case

Judicial police said they have detained a Fuerza Pública officer from the Sarapiquí headquarters who faces an allegation of exacting a bribe from a motorist.

The arrest came at 9 a.m. Friday.

The incident began when the police officer asked a motorist for vehicle papers, and the motorist did not have them. In exchange for not calling traffic police, the officer accepted 7,000 colons or about $14 and took a laptop as security for more money, according to Judicial Police. The motorist contacted investigators, who were present when the man paid money to redeem his laptop.

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