USA v. Balouchzehi, Malek Mohammad, et al
Agent of Iran
Malek Mohammad Balouchzehi, aka "Malek Khan," was arrested in October 2021 for conspiring to import heroin into the United States and distributing heroin for importation into the United States. Balouchzehi, a citizen of Iran, was taken into custody by Kenyan authorities expelled to the United States from Kenya on October 9, 2021. Balouchzehi is an Iran-based drug trafficker who distributes methamphetamine and manufactures and distributes heroin. In or about September 2019, Balouchzehi and his associate began communicating and meeting with individuals whom he believed were heroin traffickers interested in large quantities of heroin for importation into the United States, as well as methamphetamine for distribution in Australia. Balouchzehi is charged with one count of conspiring to import heroin into the United States and one count of distributing heroin intending that the narcotics would be imported into the United States.