- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) - Nine people identified by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office as living in the U.S. illegally have been arrested at a dairy in Raymond.

Attorney General Jim Hood says in a news release that the workers were arrested this past week at American DairyCo. Hood says each worker has been with purchasing fraudulent Social Security cards.

The defendants are being held on $250,000 bonds each.

Hood says once the state charges are resolved, the defendants will be released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

Hood says American DairyCo officials cooperated with the investigation.

Those charged were Eduardo Lopez-Cardona, 22; Irvin Mejia-Saavedra, 26; Ramiro Saniago-Monilo, 25; Guillermo Garcia-Cruz, 39; Ludin Maudiel Hernandez-Vasquez, 25; Porfirio Rodriguez-Jimenez , 37; Elvir Molina-Ramirez , 40; Carlos Benigno Garcia-Perez, 20; and Juan Jose Chacon-Ramirez, 34.

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