Gibson Guitar Corp. Raided In Nashville And Memphis
August 24, 2011 at 2:44 PM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN is reporting that federal agents are in the process of raiding the offices of the NASHVILLE-based GIBSON GUITAR CORP. U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE and the U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION agents began a search on the guitar factories and corporate headquarters in NASHVILLE and MEMPHIS this morning.
No arrests have been made at this time but the raid is reported to have stemmed from a TEXAS case. No further details have been released.
GIBSON was also raided in 2009 for possible violations of an act which bans the importation of endangered plants and wildlife. Federal officials took ebony and other woods they said were prohibited under the act.