Where are these Iranians? What are they doing? From AP, with thanks to Judy:
IRAN TO ARIZONA:
A 39-year-old Iranian man was arrested May 26, 2005, for allegedly trying to smuggle other Iranians into the United States over the Arizona-Mexico border. Last September, the FBI began investigating Zeayadali Malhamdary, a tailor in Mesa, Ariz., after an informant accused him of trying to enlist his services to bring migrants from Iran to America, according to a court affidavit.
An undercover agent, posing as a smuggler, subsequently recorded phone calls in which Malhamdary allegedly offered to pay him $12,000 to insert fraudulent Mexican visas into Iranian passports to help the migrants get from Iran to Mexico and then over the border, the affidavit states.
During a meeting in late March, Malhamdary allegedly told the undercover agent he had previously smuggled about 60 Iranians into America. At another meeting in May, when the agent returned the doctored passports, Malhamdary allegedly instructed the agent to pick up three Iranians at the Mexico City airport then take them to the border town of Nogales and arrange to sneak them into Arizona and transport them to the Phoenix area.