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Passport scam:

Police find LTTE links

Spanish and Thai police investigating a gang that supplied forged passports to al-Qaeda- linked groups have found new evidence of links to the defeated LTTE, Spanish authorities said.

Spanish and Thai police are analyzing material seized in a joint operation in which 10 people - eight Pakistanis, a Nigerian and a Thai national - were arrested in the two countries, quoting Spain's Interior Mnistry Bangkok Post reported.

The 10 are suspected of providing forged passports to organizations linked to al-Qaeda, including the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, accused of plotting the attacks in Mumbai that killed 174 people in November 2008, as well as to the Tigers.

It also said police seized forged passports, immigration documents, fake rubber stamps, computers, mobile phones, passport photos, British driving licences and sophisticated counterfeiting equipment in the swoop named Operation Kampai. "An initial examination of photographs seized has turned up evidence of the membership of some members of the terrorist organization the LTTE."

The LTTE "has perpetrated bloody attacks, many of them by suicides, such as that which killed the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

"Many of its members were based in Western countries, where they obtained financial assistance for the organization through extortion and drug trafficking," the Bangkok Post said.

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