Truck full of illegals found heading south near Jacó

Judicial agents in Jacó stopped a truck shortly after midnight Saturday and found 25 persons being transported south for agricultural work. There were 16 adults and nine youngsters, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

Two men, believed to have been in charge of the transportation were detained on human trafficking charges,

The passengers, all illegal Nicaraguan immigrants, paid up to 300,000 colons, about $600, each for passage to the Pérez Zeledón region where they were to seek work.

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