ICE Agents Search Woburn Fiber Optics Firm
Agents from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI were at Agiltron on Presidential Way in Woburn.
HSI, ICE & FBI: an alphabet soup of federal authorities were on-scene today at Agiltron, Inc., a fiber optics company headquartered at 15 Presidential Way in Woburn.
According to ICE spokesman Ross Feinstein, "Federal law enforcement, along with our state and local partners, are executing a federal search warrant at a business in Woburn."
Feinstein did not say specifically that Agiltron was the focus of the investigation but on-scene reporting confirmed agents were going in and out of that company's building today.
Members of the Woburn Police Department were also on-scene.
Feinstein could not comment on the record about the purpose of the investigation but said agents would be on-scene through the day.
A source told Woburn Patch the investigation was not related to immigration or the workforce of the company. The source added it is an export-related criminal case.
Calls to Agiltron were not immediately returned.
According to the company's website, Agiltron is an innovator and producer of disruptive photonic products. The company manufactures components, modules, and subsystems for optical communication, sensor, security, medical/environmental, instrumentation, aerospace, and defense applications.
Agiltron is headquartered in Woburn but also has sales offices in many countries around the world, including China, India, Israel, Germany and Japan.