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

Posted at 12:01 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 20:22:10-05

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.

10News 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.