U.S. citizen in Guanacaste held for Stateside charge

A 37-year-old U.S. citizen has been detained by immigration and judicial agents because he is wanted in the United States to face a charge of selling drugs via the Internet, said the Judicial Investigation Organization.

Agents caught up with the man in Playas del Coco Sunday night. Local representatives of the International Police Agency and members of the Policía de Migración were involved in the arrest.

Agents said that the man, who was not named immediately, entered the country for the first time April 9, 2009, from Nicaragua. However, when he was arrested the man did not have a passport or any paperwork showing that he was a legal resident.

He was transferred to the immigration holding cells in Hatillo.

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