Dept. of Homeland Security busts international money laundering ring in Newburgh

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The Department of Homeland Security raided three delis in Newburgh Tuesday suspected in a money laundering ring.

The raids were part of an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office involving several businesses in the New York metropolitan area. Mohsen Hudyih, of Ware's Deli, is charged with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business that was taking cash from the government meant in exchange for food stamps but instead was sent overseas to accounts in Yemen. Mohammed Algahim from Goldback Deli is charged with coordinating couriers to take the cash to the country. Investigators say they tracked $5 million in illegal transfers.

Authorities are not specifically saying the money was used for terrorism, but Yemen is known as a money laundering site for terrorists.

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