Saturday, February 21, 2015

ODD NEWS: 37 Undocumented Immigrants from Cuba, Africa and India Detained in Colombia


No motives given...

BOGOTA – Colombian police detained 37 undocumented immigrants from Cuba, Somalia, Ghana and India in Nariño province on the border with Ecuador, officials said Friday.

The immigrants, who had entered the country over the border, were detained in two groups, the first at a police checkpoint on the Pan-American Highway, and the second at a bus terminal in Pasto, the provincial capital, according to a communique issued by Colombia Migration.

Among the 37 detained were 13 Cubans, 9 Ghanaians, 8 Somalis and 7 Indians, all of whom received food and medical care.

After their detention, all were deported across the Rumichaca International Bridge between Colombia and Ecuador.

So far this year, a total of 176 foreigners who had entered the country illegally have been detained by the Nariño delegation of Colombia’s immigration authority.


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