Another police sweep results in 21 arrests of 1,541 questioned

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública/Paul Gamboa Police check identifications outside a local bar while others load boxes of presumed smuggled clothing.

A combined police force swept through bars and nightspots in the San José area Thursday night and early Friday. They made 21 arrests and even confiscated boxes containing 800 articles of clothing.

In addition, the police action resulted in the closure of a San Pedro bar.

Four persons were held for violating drug laws, and seven were
held because of outstanding warrants, said officers. Marijuana, crack, cocaine, untaxed alcohol, a firearm and even a vehicle were confiscated. The Policía Fiscal were involved, and assisted in the confiscation of the articles of clothing, which are presumed to be smuggled.

Polcie said they questioned and checked the identifications of 1,541 persons and the documents on 444 vehicles and 94 motorcycles. They also checked the papers of 16 security guards and said they found three who did not have the permits to work.

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