Colombia detains 16 Pakistanis trying to reach US

Initial investigations found the detainees had come from Brazil, planned to travel more than 3,200 kilometers to US


Afp February 14, 2015
Initial investigations found the detainees had come from Brazil, planned to travel more than 3,200 kilometers to US. STOCK IMAGE

BOGOTA: Colombian authorities detained 16 Pakistanis who illegally entered the country and were trying to reach the United States, immigration officials said on Friday.

Initial investigations found the Pakistanis had come from Brazil and planned to travel more than 3,200 kilometers to the US via Panama and then through Central America, immigration spokesperson Juan Caicedo told AFP.

The group, picked up in the Colombian city of Medellin as they were boarding a bus to another town, were being led by a "guide" who had been paid to get them through the country.

He was accused of being a people smuggler, and the other 15 nationals of Pakistan were taken to a humanitarian center.

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Ishtiaq | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend Another problem with Americans, For them world means 52 states of America.lollll Most of them only knows world through books and American movies only.
rkfromny | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend No worries... they would have been shot at the border or deported at the first chance..even if they had sneaked in.. they would be hunted and spit on each day... and these days they get caught even when they pretend to be Indians.. !!!!
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