An 18-year-old woman and two men, 25 and 39, have been detained on an allegation that they held a man for ransom.
Judicial police detained them Thursday morning in Coronado when they were in the company of the hostage.
Family members told agents that the 31-year-old man had been grabbed Sunday and that those who held him wanted 1 million colons, about $1,900.
Agents said they detained the woman and a man when they accompanied the victim to his family member’s home, purportedly to pick up the money. The second man was picked up in Coronado Centro based on a description, said agents.
Kidnappings like this have been a traditional way to collect debts in Costa Rica, but agents did not say if this was the case here.