Judicial agents raided four homes in the Quepos area to detain four men believed linked to the robbery and murder of a local businessman.
The victim, identified by the last name of Tijerino, was found Saturday morning by someone who also found his vehicle partly submerged in an irrigation canal. He was believed to be carrying a payroll when he was intercepted by robbers.
The Judicial Investigating Organization said he was shot and stabbed.
The raids took place at 5 a.m. Monday in the Inmaculada section of Quepos, said the investigative agency. Agents said they confiscated a firearm.