Agents with the US Customs Service have seized numerous documents and roughly $11,000 in cash from the South St. Louis area after three homes and a convenience store were targets of a special investigation. The special agent in charge of the investigation, Brian Moskowitz, says evidence indicated that money was being illegally transfered to Iraq from these locations, but there is no link to terrorist activity. In 1990, The US Government placed an embargo on the wire transfer on money to Iraq without special permission from the Treasury Department. The investigation began with a Seattle-based comapny which led authorities to 13 other states, including Missouri.