Mel Gibson moves family to bandit territory in Costa Rica

Being Britney Spears next door neighbor in Malibu apparently left a mark on Hollywood star Mel Gibson, who has up and moved his family to an unsecure area in Costa Rica.

Gibson has ignored safety warnings from the U.S. government and is going ahead with his move to an isolated part of Costa Rica.

Gibson, 51, is moving his wife Robyn and seven children 300 miles away from their home in California to a $26 million ranch in a rural area that is known as “bandit territory,” according to WENN.

Ignoring official U.S. government warnings, Gibson is selling his California and Connecticut homes to finance his move to the estate in the Guanacaste province on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast.

The US State Department briefing warns in Costa Rica, all American visitors there are “potential targets for criminals and kidnappers” and should never travel alone.

It adds, “Local law enforcement agencies have limited capabilities and do not operate according to U.S. standards.”

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