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FBI shuts 3 Indian jewellery stores

Last updated on: April 7, 2011 12:17 IST

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation carried out search operations on three jewellery stores owned by Indian American and located in popular Indian market in Jersey City for their alleged involvement in money laundering.

FBI spokesman Bryan Travers said the agency was carrying out a "search" at these jewellery stores and refrained from giving any information.

Informed sources, said the three stores -- Ashu Jewellers, Raja Jewellers and Nikita Jewellers - were alleged to be involved in money laundering.

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Officials of the FBI cyber crime branch were reported to be on the scene.

Eyewitnesses said FBI officials were seen taking away with them computers from these stores.

The three jewellery stores were closed by the FBI officials.



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FBI spokesman Travers did not give any reason for the search operation.

He did not say if any case has been registered against these stores.



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