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U.S. immigration authorities arrest 81 illegal immigrants during raid

U.S. immigration authorities have arrested 81 illegal immigrants from Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia and Ecuador at a manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania.

All 81 workers arrested in the raid Tuesday at Iridium Industries Inc.'s Artube division are being processed and will be deported, said Ernestine Fobbs, a spokeswoman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Fobbs declined to say what led custom agents to raid the plant.

The company makes plastic squeeze tubes for lotions and other consumer products, according to its Web site.