Costa Rica probe 24 agents for illicit spying on Real Madrid’s Navas

Keylor Navas signed a six-year deal with Real after guiding Costa Rica to the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup.

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica –

Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Department says 24 of its own agents are being investigated after a database was wrongly used to access personal information about Real Madrid and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Francisco Segura, head of the department, said Wednesday there was no justification for their actions as his agents only have authority to access the ”information platform” during an investigation. Navas is not under any investigation.

Segura said it wasn’t clear what exactly the agents were looking for. He said that one of them had wanted ”to check out” information on Navas’ sisters.

Navas guided Costa Rica to the quarterfinals of this year’s World Cup, the first time the tiny Central American country had advanced that far. He later signed a six-year contract with Madrid.

"The agents only have the authority to access the platform when they are carrying out police investigations, making their actions at the very least serious infringements that could lead to the sentencing of suspensions upwards of 15 days", Segura said.

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