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13 Indians detained in Puerto Rico

13 Indians detained in Puerto Rico
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The US authorities said on Saturday that they have detained 13 people from India who were part of a group of migrants heading to Puerto Rico.

The US authorities said on Saturday that they have detained 13 people from India who were part of a group of migrants heading to Puerto Rico.


Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jeffrey Quinones said that it is the first time in more than a decade that Indian migrants have been detained in an illegal trip to the US territory. The 19 migrants found aboard a wooden vessel also included five Dominicans and one Haitian.

Authorities said group was found just north of Mona Island between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. They said one person was arrested and that the others were repatriated to the Dominican Republic.

Meanwhile, foreigners visiting Britain from countries such as India will soon have to pay for the use of ambulance and other Accident and Emergency services.

The United Kingdo’s health secretary Jeremy Hunt will soon announce charges for A&E treatment on all non-British residents.
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