167 Indians deported from USA land at Amritsar airport

All were trying to enter the US through illegal means; were arrested by Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Amritsar, May 19

A special flight carrying 167 Indians, who were deported for illegally trying to enter the United States of America, landed here on Tuesday, officials said.

As many as 67 of them were from Punjab and the rest belonged to Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Goa, the officials said.

The passengers would be sent to their home district for quarantine after the completion of legal formalities, they said.

All of them were trying to enter the USA through illegal means and were arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Before being deported, they exhausted all legal options. PTI

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