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26 Nepalis migrants detained in Costa Rica

Gorkha Post

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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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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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