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Iraqis arrested with fake passports

January 23, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Eleven Iraqis carrying false passports and heading to California were arrested at Monterrey's airport, Mexican immigration officials said.

The nine men, a woman and a 2-year-old girl had traveled from Madrid.

None of the Iraqis appear on terrorist watch lists, and they told authorities they were Chaldean Christians trying to get to California, where they would request asylum, an official said.

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