Five Syrian Men Detained in Honduras
Five Syrian men are detained in Honduras after attempt to enter the Central American country with fake passports. CNN En Español / Screenshot

A group of Syrian men has been detained in Honduras Wednesday afternoon after trying to enter the country with fake passports. They have been arrested at the International Toncontin of Tegucigalpa Airport located in the capital of Honduras, according to authorities.

The men, who supposedly traveled Syria-Lebanon-Brazil-Argentina-Costa Rica-Honduras, allegedly tried to enter the Central American country with false passports that claimed they were Greek. It is reported that all passports had different names and were stolen. It is unsure of how the men got hold of the documents.

"The government of Honduras is in alert for what is happening at an international level," said police spokesman Aníbal Baca, reports CNN en Español. "We will coordinate with the Attorney General to establish the legal status of these people," he added.

According to CNN en Español, it is believed that the men, once in Tegucigalpa, would travel to San Pedro Sula, where their next step would be to illegally travel to the United States. However, investigations are taking place to see if there's an actual connection between the men and some sort of terrorist attack. In the meantime, the men are arrested in Honduras for forgery.

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