The man in the gray hoodie is “Diaz”, the one in the last picture in the black t-shirt is ‘Azmat”.


Two foreign nationals — who are believed to be associates of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers — were arrested Saturday on immigration violations, authorities said.

The men, identified by neighbors as 19-year-olds from Kazakhstan, drove around in a black BMW with the mock license plate, “TERRORISTA #1.”

“These individuals were arrested on administrative immigration violations,” spokesman Ross Feinstein said in a terse statement.

The pair was hauled out of their New Bedford apartment in handcuffs about 3:50 p.m. The raid was carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a spokesman told the Daily News.

Agents also escorted a woman out of the home and placed her in a vehicle with diplomatic plates.

The three were taken into custody Friday evening — but let go early Saturday. What led authorities to them was unclear, but their car’s license plate had raised eyebrows on their quiet block near the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a student.

Federal agents scoured the car Friday night, neighbors said.

“It was like out of a movie,” said a neighbor who identified herself as Jean. “I wondered how 19-year-olds could afford a BMW.”

A 70-year-old resident called the men — who neighbors identified as Azmat and Diaz — “great neighbors.” “I’ve never had a problem,” she said. “They’re real peaches.”