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167 Indians deported from USA land at Amritsar airport

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Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

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

Sixty-seven of them were from Punjab and rest belonged to Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Goa, they said.

The passengers will 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 arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Before being deported, they exhausted all legal options.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 20:47 IST