FBI serves search warrant at Carmel Valley company Torrey Pines Logic Inc.

No arrests made

SAN DIEGO - Federal agents served a search warrant Wednesday at a Carmel Valley high-tech business as part of an ongoing investigation of undisclosed nature.

The FBI raid at Torrey Pines Logic Inc. in the 12600 block of High Bluff Drive began about 8:30 a.m., said Darrell Foxworth, a spokesman for the government agency.

Others who work at the business park said they were shocked to show up for work and see federal agents armed with assault rifles and bulletproof vests.

Joe Sublaban, who works in the business park, told 10News, "There were six FBI agents I wouldn't say storming, but they definitely had their badges and bulletproof vests and guns. It was a little intense for Del Mar at 9 in the morning, but it was something out of a movie."

Another man who didn't want to be identified added, "A female agent came to my window and said, 'You can't leave without talking to us first and filling out some paperwork.'"

He said agents thought he worked for TPL and when they learned he didn't, they allowed him to leave.

The probe into the operations of the firm -- which sells lasers, sensors, optical-communication products and image-processing equipment -- involves a court order that has been sealed by a judge, Foxworth said.

The company has won several multi-million dollar government contracts, providing gear to every branch of the military, 10News learned.

There were no immediate arrests, he said.

10News reporter Itica Milanes called Leo Volfson, the company's president, to ask why his business was under investigation.

"I don't have any comment at this time," he said.

The Russian native did talk to 10News in 1995, when he worked at Moonlight Products, selling high-tech devices from his country.


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