March 12, 2013
An Iranian national, Hossein Tanideh, was arrested in Turkey for his role in shipping of "nuclear materials" from Germany and India to Iran. An associate, Mesut Atasoy, owner of the Baha Tourism Limited Company, also was taken into custody. The probe was initiated by German authorities. Tanideh and Atasoy used shell companies set up in Istanbul, including IDI Dis Trading Co., to obtain the material, which they sent to the MITECH Company in Iran. MITECH is under "international embargo."