Phone Cable Thieves Busted

A gang dedicated to the theft of telephone cable from ICE, was dismantled this morning by agents of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ). In five months the gang cost the state-run electricity company, ICE, more than ¢100 million.

A total of sixteen people were arrested Thursday morning in a series of searches in Limon, San Carlos and San Jose.

OIJ director Jorge Rojas said that it is an organization that cuts the cord out of the wire and then exports the copper out of the country.

“It’s an organization that cost the country plenty and organized crime members were arrested in good time.” said Rojas.

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