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Police identify 15 new suspects in Dubai murder

Six people out of the new suspects allegedly used British passports, four used Irish passports, two used French passports, and three people travelled on Australian passports.

February 24, 2010 5:52 by



The Dubai Police announced on Wednesday that it has identified 15 more suspects involved with the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month. The police had earlier released the details of 11 suspects.

Six people out of the new suspects allegedly used British passports, four used Irish passports, two used French passports, and three people travelled on Australian passports, police said in a statement.

“Friendly nations who have been assisting in this investigation have indicated to the police in Dubai that the passports were issued in an illegal and fraudulent manner, adding that the pictures on the travel documents did not correspond to the original owners,” the statement said.

Police also said that they have traced the suspects’ travel routes. “The suspects gathered in Dubai and dispersed to various locations before pairing up again in different teams and heading off to other destinations,” the statement said.

It also added that 14 of the suspects had used credit cards issued by US-based MetaBank. “The cards were used to book hotel rooms and pay for air travel,” the statement said.

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