Honduras detains 5 Syrians heading for U.S. with stolen Greek passports-police

by Reuters
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 19:35 GMT

TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - 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.

The group of Syrian men was held late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa on arrival from Costa Rica and they were planning to head to the border with neighboring Guatemala. The passports had been doctored to replace the photographs with those of the Syrians, police said.

(Reporting by Gustavo Palencia; Editing by Simon Gardner and Howard Goller)

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