Honduras arrests 5 Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

Honduras authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports.

AFP| Updated: Nov 19, 2015, 04:14 AM IST

Tegucigalpa: Honduras authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm 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 local media yesterday.