With hundreds and perhaps thousands of Africans struggling to leave Costa Rica to eventually sneak into the United States, the entrepreneurs are at work along both borders.
Some border residents make quick cash by promising stranded migrants that they can transport them over the border. Sometimes this is true and other times it is bluff.
Another man has been detained for scamming five Africans in Los Chiles. The Poder Judicial said the man was identified by the five persons from whom he took money and did not deliver.