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Nine Bangladeshis held in Mexican jail

Update : 27 Jul 2013, 04:12 AM

Nine Bangladeshis, arrested in Mexico on July 24, will land in Mexican jail for 15 days for their illegal entry into the North American country, says a foreign ministry release Friday.

It said the Mexican authorities provided the particulars of the arrestees.

The Mexican immigration authorities will allow Bangladesh Embassy extend consular access to them for verifying their nationality. Upon verification, the Mission will issue Travel Permits to them for their safe repatriation to Bangladesh.

They assured Bangladesh Embassy of treating them well and providing them with healthcare facilities, if needed.

Earlier, officers at the Bangladesh Embassy in Mexico city had a meeting with the senior officers of Mexican immigration on July 25.

Mexico detained 94 illegal immigrants, including nine Bangladeshis, packed into a truck bound for the US border, authorities said on Tuesday.

Authorities said the migrants were traveling in inhumane conditions.

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