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26 Nepalis migrants detained in Costa Rica

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KATHMANDU —  Some 26 Nepali natives, apparently heading towards the United States of America with the help of “human traffickers” were detained from Central Pacific town of Jacó in Costa Rica.

According to The Tico Times, the Costa Rican authorities held 51 undocumented migrants including 26 from Nepal, 9 from Bangladesh, 4 from Eritrea, 9 from Somalia, 2 from Iraq and 1 from Pakistan on Wednesday when they were being transported on a truck.

A Costa Rican man was driving the vehicle accompanied by three different Ticos. They were also arrested.

The undocumented migrants were taken to a regional office of the Immigration Administration while the four Ticos were introduced before the Prosecutor’s Office on charges of human trafficking, Garabito police boss Oswaldo Rodríguez said.

If convicted, the men could serve sentences ranging from two to six years in prison under Article 249 of the Immigration Law.

Earlier, Guatemalan police had arrested 20 migrants including 11 Nepalis and 33 migrants including 11 Nepalis in August and December respectively for illegally entering the country apparently on their way to the United States of America.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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