The FBI raided two different Prince George’s County locations Thursday morning.
The raids were related to a credit card fraud ring, in which 12 suspects were arrested.
The suspects are accused of stealing credit card numbers and manufacturing fake cards with the numbers they purchased online, NBC Washington reports. The suspects apparently purchased cartons of cigarettes with the fake cards and resold them for cash, reports NBC4.
They face federal charges.
The raids were part of the same investigation, an FBI Spokeswoman said.
One raid took place at the 8600 block of Devon Hills Drive in Fort Washington at 6 a.m. and the other on the 2400 block of Saint Claire Drive in Temple Hills.
Authorities recovered between six and seven dogs, animal cages, and dog carriers in the raids, according to NBC Washington.
Additional locations were searched but the FBI didn’t clarify exactly where. This is an “active investigation” according to official.
This is a developing story and will be updated.