Costa Rican club boss detained in transfers

Prosecutors in Costa Rica have detained the president of a
first-division football team in connection with suspicious money
transfers from the United States.

Prosecutor Guillermo Hernandez says Carlos Howden Pascal, the
president of Limon, was detained following investigations into
possible contraband tobacco trafficking by a relative in the United
States.

Hernandez says on Thursday he was detained in the Caribbean
coast city of Limon.

The man identified as Howden Pascal’s relative allegedly
transferred large sums of money to him, after the relative
discovered he was under investigation.

Investigators say football teams’ large cash income from ticket
sales can be used to launder money.