Corrupt Customs Officials Arrested

Police Fiscal Control and prosecutors on Tuesday arrested an officer with customs at Santamaria airport and a processing authority of that entity for irregularities in the procedures for importing of cars.

This was announced by Deputy Minister of Finance, Rowland Espinosa, who explained that the workers committed the offense of customs fraud.

The authorities arrested both officers after 8 months of investigation, one of which has several administrative cases open.

Espinosa said he did not rule out that there are possible more to be arrested in the coming days.

The Fiscal Control Policíade is available to the public the following contacts for complaints:

Phones 2256-2542, 2547-0046 and 2256-2542. Besides e-mail:pcf@hacienda.go.cr

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