Organized Crime

Federal authorities raid Los Angeles fashion district in drug money laundering probe

  • Law enforcement agents leave a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.  U.S. agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering done for Mexican drug cartels.  (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )

    Law enforcement agents leave a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. U.S. agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering done for Mexican drug cartels. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )  (The Associated Press)

  • Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store during a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.  U.S. agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering done for Mexican drug cartels. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )

    Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store during a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. U.S. agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering done for Mexican drug cartels. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )  (The Associated Press)

  • Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.  U.S. agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering done for Mexican drug cartels. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )

    Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. U.S. agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering done for Mexican drug cartels. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )  (The Associated Press)

Federal authorities have been raiding dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles in a drug money laundering probe.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that several arrests have been made.

Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents fanned out across downtown Los Angeles in the sweep targeting about 70 locations.

The agency declined to provide further details pending a press conference with federal prosecutors later Wednesday.