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Honduras 'intercepted six Syrians on false passports'

Gustavo Palencia

Published 19/11/2015 | 08:32

Syrian men sit in the bed of a truck after being detained at Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 18, 2015. Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of any links to last week's attacks in Paris, police said
Syrian men sit in the bed of a truck after being detained at Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 18, 2015. Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of any links to last week's attacks in Paris, police said

Honduran authorities said they had intercepted a total of six Syrians traveling on doctored Greek passports in the past week, and that they were the first such cases detected in the Central American country.

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Five Syrian men were held late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on arrival from Costa Rica, and had been planning to head to the United States, police said. A sixth Syrian was turned away on Friday and sent back on a plane to El Salvador.

The Honduran government said it had involved Interpol in the investigation.

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