My son has had his bike impounded at the Penas Blancas border crossing on his way north into Nicaragua. Its now a bureaucratic nightmare trying to get it back from authorities. Going through the proper channels has taken Junior from Penas B to San Jose and back after meeting with the Ministerio de Hacienda (customs) people in SJ who made phone calls to the border and supposedly made arrangements to release the bike. It all fell apart back at the border as numerous people wanted money but could not guarantee the release of the bike from the impound. Anybody have any idea's or does somebody know the right people to talk to in CR to resolve this issue??? Junior entered CR from Nic and exited into Panama a few weeks later. On his return to CR the border people supposedly did not reinstate the TVP as being active and when he got to Penas Blanca they seized the bike saying the bike was in a "suspended" state and he would now have to pay the import tax before he could get it back. He is willing to do that but it seems everybody wants money without a promise to deliver the bike back to him. He thought he was going through the proper channels but his gut is telling him that this is all bribe money that is being requested. We are talking upwards of $2-3000. We are getting to the point of simply walking away. The bike is only worth about $4000. Any ideas or suggestion or contacts in CR would be useful. Thanks in advance for your help.