Honduras Catches 5 Syrians with Stolen Greek Passports Headed to U.S.A.

Syrian's Stolen Greek Passport
Image: La Prensa

News outlets across the western hemisphere are reporting that five Syrians with stolen Greek passports were arrested in Honduras. The Central American nation has historically been an integral segment of the clandestine journey from the Middle East and North Africa into the United States. All five appear to be young males. Another Syrian was caught previously in recent days, but authorities have not revealed any information about that individual.

The United Nations (UN) warned in 2013 that “irregular migrants” were traveling from the Horn of Africa to Central and South America and then utilizing the same routes that Central Americans and Mexicans use to illegally enter the United States. They referred to Mexico as a “global pathway” from the terror-laden region.

Nicaragua’s La Prensa first reported on the matter and wrote that the five Syrians flew in to the Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Tuesday shortly after 8 p.m.–they all had stolen Greek passports.

La Prensa also reported that last week Honduran authorities had previously caught another Syrian.

According to Honduras’ La Tribuna, Anibal Baca, Honduran federal police spokesperson, stated that the five men are expected to face forgery charges in Honduras.

Honduras authorities said they are working with the interpol to identify the five individuals. The stolen passports the men had while travelling had the following names :Kyrimopoulos (23), Alexandros Tzempelikos (28), Vasileios Bouzas (23), Konstantinos Marinakis (24) y Anastasios Bellios (33).

Breitbart Texas recently released the findings of an exhaustive investigation into the areas along the U.S.-Mexico border that are unsecured and most likely to be used by terrorists wanting to secretly enter the U.S. from Mexico. In our piece titled, “How and Why ISIS Will Use Texas to Enter the U.S. If They Choose to Cross the Border,” our research focused on the nature and methods of the Mexican cartels or transnational criminal organizations that control various sections of the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. Nearly all illegal immigration into the U.S. from Mexico must be permitted and aided by Mexican cartels. Some, particularly the Gulf and Los Zetas cartels, have exhibited tendencies that make their territories the most likely crossing points for Middle Eastern terrorists, primarily due to their willingness to accept short-term financial gain regardless of the future consequences to themselves, their profits, or their narco-routes into the U.S. Both the Gulf and Los Zetas cartels control territory that is on the Texas border with Mexico, roughly from the Gulf of Mexico through the Del Rio Sector.

Note: This article has been updated with new information.

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