There will be another blue Christmas in the metro area. The Fuerza Pública is fielding 3,500 officers to patrol the area.
A priority is to safeguard those workers who are receiving aguinaldo payments, the Christmas bonus. And police also will have a heavy presence at the various Christmas functions such as the Festival de la Luz and the Tope Nacional.
The special attention starts today and runs until Jan. 31.
Judicial Investigating Organization agents also will be involved, and law officers promise to continually monitor automatic tellers and bank branches. The effort is being supported by the Asociación Bancaria Costarricense.