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Homeland Security raids, investigates Franklin County business

Posted November 8, 2017 2:40 p.m. EST
Updated November 8, 2017 5:56 p.m. EST

— Federal investigators from Homeland Security raided a Franklin County business Tuesday, spending hours removing boxes marked "evidence" and computer equipment from Bolma Star Services in Youngsville.

The building appeared to be empty Wednesday, and the business's website and Facebook page have been deactivated as of Wednesday afternoon.

The United States Attorney's office said they're not able to comment while the investigation is underway.

According to its online profile, Bolma Star is a customer service and content moderation consulting group that that runs a call center.

Numerous online reviews by people claiming to be former employees have criticized the company on the job finding website Glassdoor.com.

According to the state, the Delaware-based company came to North Carolina in February 2016.

It is unclear what prompted the investigation or how long it is been underway.

Homeland Security Investigators are called upon for a diverse array of cross-border criminal activity, including financial crimes, cybercrimes, and human trafficking, among many other issues.