Iranian couple arrested while leaving Ecuador with stolen Israeli passports

BREAKING: An Iranian couple in their 20s was arrested while leaving Ecuador using stolen Israeli passports. The two had entered Ecuador in late January using the same passports, while also in possession of Iranian passports.

They were discovered with the forged passports while attempting to travel to Madrid.  It is unclear why they had fake passports or if they were affiliated with Iran’s intelligence services.

Last year, intelligence officers in Argentina arrested two Iranians traveling on fake Israeli passports.