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Money Laundering: Businesses and Custody Wednesday

money laundering: The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations led the operation that saw about a dozen businesses and plants raided and 17 business owners and managers indicted for fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, according to The Chronicle Herald. Of those, 14 were taken into custody Wednesday and three were still being sought. A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired and mistreated immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Authorities also arrested more than 130 workers at various businesses, busing them to Grand Island, Nebraska, to be questioned and processed. Several of the businesses were in O'Neill, Nebraska, a town of about 3,000 about 160 miles 260 kilometres northwest of Omaha. Most of the arrests occurred in northern Nebraska and southern Minnesota. ( As reported in the news.