Law enforcement officials in Nicaragua have arrested four ISIS terror suspects — two from Iraq and two from Egypt — who reportedly entered the country with Costa Rican travel documents as part of a migrant group that U.S. officials say was headed north to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Breitbart border experts Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz reported that “the Nicaraguan Army arrested the four men this week at an irregular crossing point known as Guacimada.”
Darby and Ortiz exclusively reported earlier this week that U.S. officials had warned the Mexican government that three ISIS terror suspects had arrived in Central America and were believed to be headed to the U.S. border by traveling through Mexico.
“The three men are identified as Mohamed Ibrahim and Mahmoud Samy Eissa from Egypt, and Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury from Iraq,” Darby and Ortiz added, noting that the first three suspects had travel documents issued to them by Costa Rica on June 9. “The fourth man, Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob from Iraq, had travel documents issued on June 13.”
Reuters reported that after Nicaragua arrested the men yesterday morning, “the army handed them over to national police for investigation, whereupon they were taken to migration authorities for deportation via the Penas Blancas border crossing,” adding that “the four men were delivered to Costa Rican migration authorities” later that evening.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed on Tuesday that Mexico was on alert over the situation after Mexican officials were warned by U.S. officials.
“Lopez Obrador was responding to a reporter who asked about information from U.S. authorities that three ISIS members could enter Mexico,” Reuters reported. “On Monday, Mexico’s security minister said these people would be detained if they tried to come into Mexican territory.”
Darby and Ortiz exclusively obtained official documents from the Mexican government that showed that it was warned about the ISIS terror suspects:
The documents make reference to BITMAP, the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations’ Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, a collection of databases on “special interest aliens, violent criminals, fugitives and confirmed or suspected terrorists encountered within illicit pathways.”