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Costa Rica detains Syria migrant

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:06

A Syrian migrant's been detained in Costa Rica travelling on a bogus passport, days after similar discoveries in Honduras. Paul Chapman reports.

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This woman detained in Costa Rica is the latest Syrian migrant in days caught travelling on a doctored Greek passport. Officials said she was stopped after Interpol alerted authorities that the passport she was using was reported as lost. They said she was found at a hotel in San Jose following an anonymous tip-off. In Honduras, authorities said five Syrian men detained there on Tuesday for travelling on fake Greek passports did not belong to what they called any terrorist cell. They said the group was fleeing war at home in Syria and trying to reach the United States. Another Syrian man who arrived earlier with a similarly fake passport was sent back to El Salavador from where he'd flown. A seventh travelling on a stolen Greek passport was stopped in Paraguay on Sunday. He says he paid more than $5300 for the document. There've been reports one of the attackers in the Paris massacre may have slipped into Europe among migrants registered in Greece.

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Costa Rica detains Syria migrant

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:06