JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Multiple agencies are assisting in a raid on a Jacksonville Beach business Wednesday, according to the Jacksonville FBI.
The Department of Homeland Security Investigations said it was supporting the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office with a law enforcement action at Tang Dynasty located at 317 9th Ave. N.
FBI Jacksonville said it was assisting with the joint law enforcement operation at a business in Jacksonville Beach. It said the investigation was ongoing and further details could not be released at this time.
A customer who was inside the business at the time of the raid told First Coast News that the owners of the business along with workers were placed in handcuffs.
Another pair of customers, Karen Cheek and Kindra McCoullough said they were on their way in for an appointment and walked in on the raid.
“[A law enforcement officer] just opened the door and said ‘They’re closed’. That was it,” Cheek said. “And just stuck his head out, and when you look in you just see a whole swarm of cops in there.”
Cheek expressed surprise, saying she’d been treated at Tang Dynasty five or six times in the past.
“I’ve never had an issue,” she said. “They’ve always been very pleasant to deal with … I’ve never had, you know, anything fishy or weird.”