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The US also partnered with law enforcement in Nigeria, Poland, Canada, Mauritius, Indonesia and Malaysia.  The investigation, which lasted for six months, resulted in 42 arrests in the US, 29 arrests in Nigeria, and three in Canada, Mauritius and Poland.