2013-06-20 / Local & State

Convenience Stores Raided As Part Of U.S. Probe

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal authorities say they’ve raided 7-Eleven stores convenience stores in two U.S. states as part of a probe into human smuggling, identity theft and money laundering.

The investigation involves allegations that store owners helped smuggle workers into the U.S. from Pakistan.

Some store owners and managers were arrested Monday. More than a dozen workers have been taken into custody by immigration.

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