Federal Bureau of Investigation agents swarmed a Grass Valley apartment early Tuesday, seizing two luxury vehicles and reportedly detaining one woman.
But a spokeswoman at the FBI’s Sacramento office would confirm only that the bureau “did have some law enforcement activity” in Nevada County.
She declined to comment as to whether any arrests were made or were pending, referring questions to the U.S. Attorney’s office. A spokeswoman from that office did not return calls for comment, and no criminal cases involving Nevada County residents were listed as having been filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento this week.
Federal agents showed up at the apartment in the 200 block of Sutton Way at about 7:30 a.m., witnesses said.
Agents at the scene, including one from Chico, declined to comment, but said they
were seizing a Porsche Cayenne and a BMW 330i, worth an estimated combined $100,000 to $175,000.
Neighbors cited the vehicles and “spending sprees” by the occupants of the apartment as arousing suspicion.
U.S. postal inspectors also were seen entering the apartment, which sported a door wrapped in Christmas paper and a small pumpkin on the ground in the walkway. Wednesday afternoon, residents of the apartment refused to answer the door.
A source indicated the FBI agents had served a search warrant related to suspected drug trafficking but that they did not locate the persons of interest they were seeking.
It was not clear whether the woman who reportedly was detained was one of those “people of interest.”
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