At least four suspected members of the Islamic State were arrested in Nicaragua this week; raising serious questions and concerns over foreign agents’ ability to enter the United States through the US-Mexico border.
“Four suspected members of the Islamic State terror group were captured by authorities in Nicaragua on Tuesday after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, according to officials,” reports Fox News.
“The Nicaraguan National Police said in a statement the four men were caught around 10 a.m. by members of the country’s armed forces after entering through an unauthorized crossing point known as La Guasimada in the Cardenas municipality, located on the southwestern border with Costa Rica,” adds Fox.
Two men have been identified as Egyptian nationals and the other two came from Iraq.
“The Egyptians were identified by police as Mohamed Ibrahim, 33, and Mahmoud Samy Eissa, 26, while the Iraqis were Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury, 41 and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob, 29. The first three men arrived in Costa Rica on June 9, according to their immigration documents given to police,” confirms the report.
Earlier this month, a detained ISIS member confirmed the group had plans to smuggle foreign fighters into the US through Central America.
A new report is highlighting the growing dangers posed by the escalating immigration crisis; with a detained ISIS member confirming the group plotted to send terrorists into America using the porous US-Mexico border.