MEXICO CITY – Honduran authorities say they’ve detained five Syrians on charges of falsifying documents after trying to use stolen Greek passports to enter the Central American nation.
Police spokesman Anibal Baca says the men were detained Tuesday at the Tegucigalpa international airport on an alert from Interpol about the passports. He says the international organization followed the group from Syria, to Lebanon and Turkey, then on to Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica and Honduras.
There was no indication that the men were suspected of anything except carrying stolen documents.
Baca said Wednesday that the men indicated they planned to travel to the United States. Honduras is a common route for migrants trying to reach the U.S. It’s unlikely the men would have been able to enter the U.S. with the stolen passports.