Tax police engineered a dozen raids Tuesday to detain five persons. Four face allegations that they have been smuggling millions of dollars of merchandise through the Paseo Canoas border crossing.
More detentions are expected. The merchandise is mainly cigarettes and alcohol, although electronic devices and flat-screen televisions were confiscated, too. The fifth individual faces a drug charge.
Raids were in Cartago, Escazú, Tres Ríos and Curridabat.