Dots

CNN:

The passengers are Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, 29, and Pouri Nourmohammadi, 18. They entered Malaysia on February 28 using valid Iranian passports. To fly out of Malaysia, Reza and Nourmohammadi used passports that were stolen in Thailand, a booming market for stolen passports. The passports belonged to citizens of Italy and Austria…Authorities said they don’t know how Reza and Nourmohammadi came to possess the passports.

On Saturday, Reza used the Italian’s passport; Nourmohammadi used the Austrian’s. According to Thai police, an Iranian man named Kazem Ali bought one-way tickets for the men, describing them as friends who wanted to return home to Europe. While Ali made the initial booking by telephone, Ali or someone acting on his behalf paid cash for the tickets, police said.

The tickets were purchased at the same time from China Southern Airlines in Thailand’s baht currency and at identical prices, according to China’s official e-ticket verification system Travelsky. The ticket numbers are consecutive, implying they were issued together.

Both were for travel from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam via Beijing. The ticket for the man who was using the Italian passport continued to Copenhagen, Denmark. The ticket for the holder of the Austrian passport ended in Frankfurt, Germany.

We have no idea where this is heading, but there so far seems to be an absence of information on the 29 year old. The Daily Mail has a piece with many photos of those who were on the plane.

One Response to “Dots”

  1. wtd Says:

    These two traveled ‘together’ across the globe using multiple identities, on one-way tickets purchased by a third party from Iran paying cash, traveling with few belongings, claiming to seek asylum in Germany. Nope, nothing to see here. Can’t possibly be terror related. Even if these two had anything to do with the disappearance of this flight, it will be written off as (their) god’s will . . .or as we Westerners say, “an Act of God” dismissed as an accident (insh’allah). Spit.

    A high school friend named of Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad named Mohammad Mallaeibasir says he drove the two Iranians to the airport, and did not know they had stolen passports until the news broke on TV. Mohammad Mallaeibasir is also from Iran, but moved to Malaysia to study business. ABC News Link

    Mallaeibasir said he did not ask Pouria or Reza why they were in Malaysia. Pouria said he was heading to Germany or Copenhagen after Malaysia in order to visit his mother because they were having family problems, Mallaeibasir said.

    The two men traveled lightly, Mallaebasier said. Pouria had a mountain climbing-type backpack and a laptop, while Reza carried a suitcase and a laptop, he said.

    After he dropped them at the airport, Mallaebasier called the men on their cell phones. Pouria answered but hung up quickly, and Mallaebasier ended up talking to Reza for about three minutes, he said.

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