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15 boys from Punjab went missing while illegally entering the US: Community activist

At least 15 youths those who came from Punjab gone missing while trying to illegally enter the United southern border with Mexico and Bahamas, a community activist reported on Monday.  Six of these youth went missing  crossing the Mexico-US border, according to the executive director of North American Punjabi Association( NAPA) Satnam Singh chahal.  They detained six Punjabi youths , who were later released and entered the US, but 11 youths who were made away and they are still untraceable, Chahal said in his statement.  He further added that two boys had called their families in Punjab and that they had land safely in Nicaragua and will be travelling from Guatemala to Mexico by road.  They even called up them thrice en route and later said they  reached  Mexico safely after that  there was no communication between them and their families in Punjab, he said.  Chahal claimed that the families were paid Rs 19.5 lakh each to a Delhi based agent for sending them to US. In addition, the families have together paid another Rs 45 lakh to various agents just to hear a word from their loved ones.  But the families never heard their boys voice after they reached Mexico.  “ Missing boys were to land Mexico as assured by the agents  but they landed in Nicaragua” he said.   Chahal urged both the Indian government and the state government of Punjab to find  out the missing boys by getting in touch with the Mexican and US governments. He also appealed to youths who are expecting to enter the US border not use the illegal means to do so.

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