20 Jul 2008

Two missing pilgrims found

4:15 pm on 20 July 2008

Two of the 39 so-called pilgrims missing in Auckland have turned up and will fly back to India on Sunday evening.

The group disappeared last week while apparently enroute to Australia for World Youth Day celebrations.

It is thought they may have been caught up in an elaborate visa scam operating out of New Delhi.

The Department of Labour says two of the missing men turned up at the home of the Catholic family who were supposed to be billeting them on Saturday night.

It says the family managed to convince the pair that it was in their best interests to return home.