Iranian Couple Caught with Fake Israeli Passports

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An Iranian man and woman were arrested Saturday morning in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after they tried to enter the country with forged Israeli documents, Clarin reported.

The two are suspected of involvement in terror activities and were transferred for interrogation by local security forces.

The suspects, identified as Sajjad Samiel Naserani, 27, and Mashoreh Sabzali, 30, entered Argentina last week, claiming to be an Israeli couple named Netanel and Rivka Toledano. However, when they showed presented their passports, an immigration officer was alerted that the passports had been reported stolen.

Despite the warning, the pair were allowed entry.

After a few hours of investigations, Israel notified Argentina that the passports in question had in fact been stolen from a couple named David and Bridgette Assouline. Both of the Iranians were arrested in their hotel room and inspections confirmed that they were not the passports’ legal owners, and that the passports themselves had been doctored and presented numerous spelling mistakes.

The suspects are currently in custody and the incident is being treated as suspected terror activity.

The Authority for Combating Local Terror has been placed in charge of investigations.

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  • 1. Pass wrote:

    Where were the passports stolen? Is there a way to make passports so they can’t be tampered with?

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