By all means, let’s keep that southern border wide open. Honduras arrests five Syrians headed for U.S. with stolen passports.
Updated to add 3 more Syrians with fake passports, this group from St. Maartens. Please scroll down for details.
From Yahoo News:
Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists.
“Five Syrian citizens have been detained and will be taken to our offices to be investigated because it is suspected they are carrying false documents, passports stolen in Greece,” a police spokesman, Anibal Baca, told reporters.
The Syrians were arrested on Tuesday as they flew into Toncontin airport serving the Honduran capital and failed to make it past airport security checks, Baca said.
They had traveled by air from Syria to Lebanon, then to Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica and then to Honduras.
From there they were to make their way to Honduras’ second city of San Pedro Sula with the aim of going overland through Guatemala then Mexico and on to the United States, Baca told AFP.
The reasons for the Syrians’ trip was not immediately known, and Honduran police were considering the possibility that they were refugees fleeing the war in Syria.
“We are not saying they are terrorists,” Baca said. “They are being investigated for using false passports. It could be they are fleeing war. That is being investigated.”
From Carribean News Now:
PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten — Police in St Maarten have arrested three men, believed to be nationals of Syria, who tried to enter the country on Saturday using false Greek passports after arriving on an Insel Air flight originating in Haiti.
The men in custody arrived at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) around 7:30 pm. They were held by airport immigration after it was discovered that the travel documents they presented were false.
Nothing to see here, Bitter Clinger. Just stop popping off, whining about the media and showing your fear of 3 year olds.