Private Security Guards in Central America

According to industry officials, there are around 300,000 private security guards working in the Central America region. The number of private guards in the region are higher than the number of police officers in the region.

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Seizures in Costa Rica Between 2006 to 2009

Costa Rica’s Interior Ministry reported that nearly 93 tons of cocaine was seized in the country between 2006 and 2009, nearly twice the amount that was seized in the country in the previous decade. The increase in cocaine trafficking is believed to be caused from Mexican drug cartels increasingly picking up cocaine shipped from South America in Costa Rica.

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