Honduran authorities said on Wednesday they had intercepted six Syrian nationals traveling on doctored Greek passports in the past week, including five who had been trying to reach the United States.
Five of the men were detained late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on arrival from Costa Rica, and had been planning to head to the border with neighboring Guatemala. The passports had been doctored to replace the photographs with those of the Syrians, police said.
Anibal Baca, a spokesman for Honduras' police, said the five were trying to get to the United States.
A sixth man was turned away on Friday on arrival by plane from El Salvador, and was sent back there by air.
Police said there were no signs of any links to last week's deadly attacks in Paris that killed 129 people. Islamic State claimed credit for the shooting and suicide bombing assault.