The Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) investigates, detects, interdicts, prosecutes and removes terrorists and dismantles terrorist organizations. ICE is involved in almost every foreign terrorism investigation related to cross-border crime. Foreign terrorists need to move money, weapons and people across international borders to conduct their operations, and ICE holds a unique set of law enforcement tools for disrupting these illicit activities.
In fiscal years 2009 and 2010, ICE special agents initiated 1,133 criminal investigations related to terrorism. During that same period, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents made 534 arrests and conducted thousands of seizures of money, arms, contraband and other assets related to illegal schemes. These efforts significantly contributed to preventing and disrupt national security threats against the United States.
ICE is the largest federal contributor to the JTTF, through active participation in each of the 104 local JTTFs nationwide. The agency also plays a critical leadership role on the national JTTF.