Authorities in Japan, Spain and Thailand have helped smash an Iranian crime ring that produced fake Spanish passports and other identity papers.  Police in Thailand and Japan detained 26 people who were part of the ring and seized 44 fake passports, four driving licenses, two identity cards as well as material used to produce the documents.  Authorities said the stolen passports were sent to Thailand where they were altered and falsified with the aim of facilitating people trafficking, mainly into Japan. Police detained 25 members of the ring in Thailand and one in Japan.
Herald Sun