A cocaine beach resort hotel in Costa Rica has been accused of covering up the alleged crimes of its owners by covering up evidence of the crimes, the Costa Rican government said Monday.
Costa Rica is home to more than 5,000 coca farms and coca plantations.
Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health confirmed that the resort, called La Paz, had been fined for not properly protecting hotel guests.
The Costa Rican health ministry said it has opened an investigation into the matter and expects the matter to be resolved by the end of the week.
The health ministry also said that hotel guests could be asked to come to the hotel to give evidence to the investigation.
Costa Rican officials have been criticized for failing to prevent the coca abuse and abuse of hotel guests and has faced criticism for not enforcing the law to protect its citizens.
The Costa Rican authorities have said that a hotel security guard had come to help the Costa Rica National Narcotics Office (INN) investigate reports of coca trafficking in the resort.
However, officials say the guard was arrested by Costa Rican police, who have not explained why he was not arrested for other reasons.
The hotel, which is owned by the American luxury hotel company Holiday Inn Express, had just opened on Saturday.
A video released by INN showed the guard walking out with the guests in the lobby.
The guard, identified as a 24-year-old Colombian national, was later found to have been in possession of cocaine and had also been involved in illegal activities.
According to a statement released by Costa Rica, the hotel has been fined more than $10,000 for not ensuring that all hotel guests are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The hotel has also been ordered to pay $2,000 to the victim of the alleged crime, the statement said.
The victim has been referred to a local prosecutor for prosecution.