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FBI, ATF raid home, businesses of prominent San Diego jeweler Leo Hamel

Posted: 6:25 PM, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 01:25:04Z
FBI, ATF raid home, businesses of prominent San Diego jeweler Leo Hamel

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The FBI and ATF carried out a raid Wednesday at the East County home of well-known San Diego County jeweler Leo Hamel.

The federal agencies executed search warrants at a mansion located in the Rancho Jamul Estates gated community sometime before 10 a.m.

KGUN9 learned that agents were searching the prominent jeweler’s home and San Diego-area businesses, including the main business in Mission Hills, for evidence related to a firearms trafficking investigation.

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Hamel, known to appear in TV commercials with his family to promote Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers & Jewelry Buyers , has been in business in San Diego since 1979.