Checkpoints on Isla de Chira turn up stolen motorcycles

Judicial Investigating Organization photo
Agents check a number on a motorcycle

Judicial investigators showed up Saturday on the Isla de Chira in search of stolen motorcycles.

They set up checkpoints in various areas of the 43-square kilometer island (16.6 square miles). They reported that they found two motorcycles that had been reported stolen and that there were six more that would be subjected to laboratory study because it appeared that the serial numbers had been altered.

The island, the second largest in Costa Rica, is in the middle of the gulf of Nicoya. The primary occupations are tourism and farming. But it also seems to be a magnet for stolen motorcycles, mainly those taken in Alajuela province, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

Some 50 judicial agents participated in the effort, and they had assistance from Fuerza Pública officers, said the agency.

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