7-Eleven stores in N.Y., Va. raided as part of human smuggling probe

A 7-Eleven store logo is visible outside a 7-Eleven store May 9, 2003 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images

NEW YORK Federal authorities say they've raided 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia as part of an investigation into human smuggling, identity theft and money laundering.

The inquiry 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 officials. The New York raids were centered on Long Island.

The stores are located in Smithtown, Huntington, Selden, Sag Harbor and other Long Island locations, CBS New York reported.

The 7-Eleven company says in a statement that it is cooperating with federal authorities. It had no further comment.

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