Fruit and vegetable merchant faces money laundering count

A Pérez Zeledón merchant has been detained on suspicion of being involved in a money laundering operation, according to the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The 34-year-old man who was not identified immediately, ruins a fruit and vegetable business. Agents detained him at 6 a.m. Thursday as he left his home.

The agency said that the man over four years banked some $200,000 in colons that do not seem to be the result of his business. Agents said they have been investigating the case for four years.

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