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Honduras Arrests 5 Syrians With Allegedly Stolen Passports

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FILE - A Honduran police officer is seen against the backdrop of a plane parked at Tocontin Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

FILE - A Honduran police officer is seen against the backdrop of a plane parked at Tocontin Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Police in Honduras have arrested five Syrians who officers say were carrying stolen Greek passports and planned to go to the United States.

Police spokesman Anibal Baca said Wednesday the five are being held in a cell at Tocontin Airport in Tegucigalpa for questioning.

It is unclear what the Syrians' intentions are or if they have any connection to last Friday's terror spree in Paris.

According to Honduran media, the five Syrians planned to head from Tegucigalpa to the city of San Pedro Sula and make their way to the United States by land.

Honduras, like many countries around the world, has boosted security since last week's Paris attacks.

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