Malaysian authorities arrested an Iranian man on Wednesday suspected of
providing forged passports to Iranians, who are believed to be behind a series
of explosions in a Bangkok residential area in February 2012.
English-language Thailand newspaper The Nation reported on Wednesday that the
Iranian national, Syed Ramin Miraziz Paknejad, furnished “forged documents to
bombers involved in a series of explosions in Thailand is in Malaysian
According to the paper, Syed Ramin Miraziz Paknejad was
arrested with his wife on the weekend. Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay, the deputy chief
of Malaysia’s Task Force on Counter Terrorism, announced the arrest.
said Paknejad is suspected of organizing South-East Asia’s largest human
trafficking and passport counterfeiting operation.
“He facilitated the
trafficking of most of the Iranians who wanted to flee to countries like
Australia and he is also wanted by the Thais,” said Ayub Khan Mydin
The Malaysian authorities plan to prosecute Paknejad for
immigration violations for possessing a doctored passport.