TEGUCIGALPA – Honduran authorities arrested on Monday 11 Cubans planning to travel to the United States illegally, deputy police commissioner Julio Matute said.
The group was arrested while riding on a bus headed for Ocotepeque province on the Guatemalan border, to continue from that country their journey to the United States, Matute said.
The Cubans were handed over to migration authorities to determine their status in the Central American country and whether to allow them to continue traveling, he said.
Honduras has become a key transit country for undocumented Cuban emigrants headed for the United States, local officials say.
Most of the roughly 600 U.S.-bound Cubans intercepted in Honduras so far this year were ultimately allowed to continue their journey.