Immigration agents now online with Interpol headquarters
The immigration agency and judicial police revealed Thursday that agents at the country's ports of entry have been online with the International Police Agency since April. This gives agents checking arriving foreigners access to real time data that may contain information sufficient to deny entry.
The local Sección de Interpol is now within the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The Dirección General de Extranjería said that its agents would be in direct contact with the main Interpol office in France and be on the lookout for warrants, notices of fugitives and other police information.
The system also will be able to identify abducted children and missing persons, said Fredy Mauricio Montero Mora, vice minister of Gobernación,
SOURCE: AMCostaRica.com August 2, 2013
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