Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Travel reservation data is key to arrest of Iranian weapons smuggler

CBP brings down an Iranian weapons smuggler.

Travel reservation data is what allowed CBP to catch the smuggler:

The arrest of Khoshnevisrad was an unexpected bonus in those efforts, U.S. officials said. After tracking the businessman and his import company, Ariasa, for months, investigators with U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered that the entrepreneur was traveling from Iran to the United States for what was believed to be his first visit to this country.

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