Friday, January 8, 2016, Poush 25, 1422 BS, Rabiul Awal 26, 1437 Hijri


15 BD migrants found abandoned on Nicaragua highway
Observer Online Desk
Published :Friday, 8 January, 2016,  Time : 2:14 PM  View Count : 61
Nicaraguan police have found 15 Bangladeshi migrants wandering lost on a highway after their smugglers abandoned them.

Police Commissioner Leonidas Roque said the migrants were being taken from Costa Rica to Honduras. That route takes them across Nicaragua on their way to the United States, reports the Associated Press (AP).

Roque told the Nicaraguan media on Thursday that the migrants were found "disoriented" about 12 miles (20 kms) south of Managua.

The migrants said the smugglers had robbed them. They said they had walked for three days from the Costa Rican border.

They had paid the smuggler between $100 and $500 for the trip across Nicaragua.

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