Recent apprehensions of large groups of undocumented migrants plus the continued arrival of Cuban citizens just across the border in Panama have prompted Costa Rican authorities to tighten border security.
Some 75 Border Police officers normally patrol the southern border at Paso Canoas, but on Thursday the Public Security Ministry said it was sending 75 National Police officers to increase patrols in the area.
In addition, immigration officials said they will increase the number of Immigration Police officers at customs offices.
Public Security Ministry’s spokesman Carlos

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