[Stop-traffic] Costa Rica: A passport falsifier captured trafficking illegals

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Subject: [Stop-traffic] Costa Rica: A passport falsifier captured trafficking illegals
From: Bruce Harris - Casa Alianza (bruce@casa-alianza.org)
Date: Sat Dec 02 2000 - 13:37:07 EST

A passport falsifier captured trafficking illegals
Qbueno.com, November 28, 2000

The Costa Rica police arrested a Peruvian woman and her
accomplices who were searched by the authorities of several
countries as being suspicious of trafficking thousands of illegal
immigrant to the United States.

The Peruvian Gloria Abigail Niño Canales was arrested according
to the police agents, for being accused of handling out money to an
immigration official who was giving her false Costa Rican
passports. Afterwards, the mentioned woman re-sold them to
peoples from different countries who wanted to travel illegally to the
United States.

According to what was reported by the Costa Rican, minister of
security, Rogelio Ramos, the suspicious woman falsified the Costa
Rican passports for giving them to several Colombian citizens who
by the middle of year traveled to Australia, and she also has
pending lawsuits for the trafficking of thousands of illegal
immigrants from Pakistan, India and other nations.

According to several accusations against Niño; such woman was
leading a gang which used to buy at low prices identification card
from Costa Rican rag-people; which afterwards used to elaborate
false passports for peoples wanting to travel to United States;
whom paid her up to 15.000 dollars per each document.

Together with Niño, the police agents arrested as well two
Colombian people, a Peruvian and Costa Rican, the latter being an
immigration attorney of the Juan Santamaria international airport, in
San José. Ramos said that even though the Interpol was looking for
the woman, there is no formal application in Costa Rica for her
extradition; but the United States and Honduras are already
developing the corresponding legal procedures toward that aim.

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