The Nicaraguan army arrested two Egyptians and two Iraqis, who they think are members of Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS), trying to cross into Mexico and finally the US.
Egyptians Mohamed Ibrahim, 33, and Mahmoud Samy Eissa, 26, and Iraqis Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al jubury, 41, and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob, 29, have been all arrested in an unprotected space close to the Nicaraguan border with Costa Rica.
“These alerts are quite frequent, and often don’t necessarily mean those mentioned will try to enter the country. They just mean that possible terrorist suspects have been identified, but do not provide any insight into their movements or destinations,” Alfonso Durazo of the Nicaraguan army police stated.
All 4 have been discovered to have respectable journey visas for Costa Rica and they are going to be deported from Nicaragua and handed over to the Costa Rican authorities.
Costa Rican and Mexican authorities had already been positioned on excessive alert about the potential for three ISIS members trying to cross via Central America to enter the US, a matter which caught the consideration of Donald Trump Jr. via media reports.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had additionally been alerted of the presence of potential ISIS members by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Earlier this month, captured IS fighter Abu Henricki al Canadi revealed one other plot concentrating on the US monetary system, with a gaggle of militants due to be ferried to Puerto Rico and then Mexico earlier than crossing into the US.