Police are on the wrong side of law

Sometimes police are on the wrong side of the law.

Four San José municipal police officers have been detained on burglary allegations.

Investigators also disclosed that one of 20 persons detained in a major narcotics sweep in Guanacaste is a police officer.

And judicial agents said Thursday that they had detained a Fuerza Pública officer in Santa María de Dota on the allegation that he beat up a man who was attending a funeral last March.

The four San José officers are accused of breaking into fruit stores during the night and stealing money. They range in age from 31 to 49.

The Policía de Control de Drogas said it had detained 20 persons since March 1 in relation to the Guanacaste drug gang. The last 10 arrests took place this week, and investigators said that the ring mainly was involved in the sale of cocaine in Liberia, Cañas and Bagaces.

The aggression at the funeral took place after police were told that a man was creating a disturbance perhaps because he was drunk. The man who suffered injuries is from Panamá.

The police officer is accused of attacking the man and carrying  him off to jail at the local police station.

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