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Gibson just got raided today.....

Yep, got raided for suspicion of illegal woods....

"NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Federal agents raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Nashville and Memphis on Wednesday.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service executed search warrants, and ICE Agents assisted.

Officials won't say why they were back at the Massman Drive location, but sources close to the investigation said it's related to a raid from almost two years ago.

Back in 2009, Federal Agents investigated Gibson Guitars for suspicion of importing protected wood from Madagascar.
Environmentalists said the Nation's Ebony and Rosewood trees have been overharvested and endangered.

US Fish and Wildlife Agents said affidavits may soon be available to detail what was seized on Wednesday."
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