Crack ring leader said to be prison inmate

Police raids Tuesday in Los Guido de Desamparados led to the arrest of persons suspected of being major crack cocaine distributors and the closing of points of sale in the Central Valley.

The leader of the organization was identified as a man who now is in prison for drug trafficking, said the Policía de Control de Drogas. The man is accused of running the operation with the aid of his female companion and the second person in charge.

Police said that the raids Tuesday also resulted in breaking up two other drug rings. One was in Desamparados and the other was in Paso Ancho, they said.

Police provided a list of some 21 persons who had been detained since the first of the year.  They said that these arrests led to the sweeping series of raids Tuesday.

In addition to 10 raids in Desamparados raids were in Santo Domingo, la Rivera de Belén in Heredia, Tres Ríos de Cartago and in Coyol de Alajuela, according to the anti-drug police.

This is a home that was raided in la Rivera de Belén in Heredia.

This is a home that was raided in la Rivera de Belén in Heredia.

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