FBI Raids Conducted at Cleveland Businesses

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CLEVELAND -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted raids this morning at multiple locations on Cleveland's east side, Fox 8's Stacey Frey reports.

The raids occurred in the city's Collinwood neighborhood at two places of business on Ivanhoe Road, according to FBI Cleveland Division Special Agent Vicki Anderson. The businesses in question -- a Jamaican restaurant and an auto-detailing shop -- are located right behind Collinwood High School.

Both of the addresses in question are registered to a construction company, but both appear to have active renters.

Along with the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) participated in the raids.

Frey reports that, according to a search warrant she saw while inside the restaurant, authorities were looking for evidence of a controlled substance. Numerous items were removed from both buildings.

ICE spokesperson Khaalid Walls issued the following statement late Wednesday morning:

"Multiple search warrants were executed in and around the Greater Cleveland area as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. Each search warrant was executed without incident by agents and officers from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, the DEA, the Lake County Narcotics task force and other federal, state and local agencies. Because the documents related to this case are sealed, we will decline further comment."

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