17 Bangladeshi migrants detained in Guatemala
Published: December 22, 2015 2:51 pm
21 December 2015, Nirapad News: Guatemalan authorities reportedly detained 33 undocumented migrants from Nepal and Bangladesh who were found being transported in a bus on the outskirts of the capital and presumed to be trying to make it to the United States.
The group, all men, was arrested on Sunday in the east of Guatemala City during a police operation triggered by a tip-off about possible smuggling of migrants in the area, the police said in a statement.
There were 17 Bangladeshis and 16 Nepalese on the bus, the statement said, adding that they were also suspected of wanting to enter the United States.
They were taken to a hostel run by the state migration service in the south of the capital.
How the men made it from South Asia to Central America was not given.
However, in August, police discovered 11 Nepalese, seven Bangladeshis, a Salvadoran and a Honduran holed up in a house in the south of the country.