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Organized crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers firm office

Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm Tuesday looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients.

Soon after news reports based on a trove of documents from the firm began emerging more than a week ago, Panama's government had said it would investigate. A half dozen police officers set up a perimeter around the offices while prosecutors searched inside for documents.

The attorney general's office said in a statement that the objective of the raid was "to obtain documentation linked to the information published in news articles...

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