Published: Feb 10, 2011 7:50 PM EST
Updated: Feb 10, 2011 4:51 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Customs officials say they have found illegal workers at the construction site of the Veterans Affairs medical complex in Orlando.

Officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that nine illegal workers were found at the site, including six who were hiding in a ceiling structure.

Customs agents were at the VA site on Wednesday, assisting state officials in a probe of counterfeit identification for workers.

 Customs officials say the nine workers were taken into police custody and likely will be processed for removal from the United States.

The VA medical complex is one of the largest construction projects in the region. The 134-bed hospital and 60-bed nursing home is set to be finished next year.

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