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07/07/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
Almaz Nezirovic, 54, formerly of Roanoke, Virginia, was extradited July 1 to Bosnia, where he is accused of perpetrating torture and inhumane treatment against Serbian civilians detained at the Rabic Prison Camp in Derventa Municipality. He was charged in Bosnia with committing war crimes against civilians between April and July 1992 during the Bosnian War.
07/07/2015
Dallas, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Trenton McLemore, 29, faces a statutory maximum penalty of not less than 10 years and up to life in federal prison, and a $250,000 fine. However, if the Court accepts the plea agreement, the appropriate term of imprisonment in this case is 252 months (21 years) in federal prison.
07/07/2015
San Salvador, El Salvador
Enforcement and Removal
According to Salvadoran police reports, on May 19, 2011, Jose Genaro Mendez Mendez and his MS-13 associates allegedly threatened to kill a man if he failed to pay $4,000 in U.S. currency. Mendez Mendez allegedly collected $1,500 in U.S. currency and immediately fled the scene with his associates.
07/06/2015
San Salvador, El Salvador
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Jose Rene Martinez Guardado, 49, was identified while officers were conducting routine inspections near the San Cristobal Port of Entry on the El Salvador, Guatemala border.
07/06/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending July 3, 2015
07/06/2015
Amarillio, TX
Child Exploitation
Bassam Arif Al Zarkani, 33, of Dumas, Texas, who has been in custody since his arrest on a related state charge in April, faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
07/06/2015
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights
The following individuals were charged in an eight-count indictment with importing and trafficking in counterfeit goods, smuggling, structuring and international money laundering: Andreina Becerra, 30, a Venezuelan national residing in Miami; Roberto Volpe, 33, an Italian national residing in Miami; Jianhua Li, 40, a Chinese national and resident of Guangzhou, China; Rosario La Marca, 52, an Italian national and resident of Italy.
07/06/2015
Alexandria, LA
Enforcement and Removal
According to court documents, Henok Dejene Retta, 30, of Ethopia, verbally and physically resisted two attempts by ICE ERO officers to place him aboard a commercial flight from the Alexandria International Airport in November 2013 and again in January 2014.
07/03/2015
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Nho Thi Nguyen, 61, was transferred to ICE custody from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) June 28. On July 1, Nguyen collapsed while taking a shower at the Houston Contract Detention Facility.
07/02/2015
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Aldo Teyes-Sanchez, 32, from El Salvador, and Antonio Rivas-Vargas, 31, from Mexico, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine Aug. 30, 2013, and Sept. 5, 2014, respectively.
07/02/2015
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Edwin N. Makasiar II, 44, of Lombard, Illinois, was sentenced June 30 by U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis. Makasiar, a registered nurse, pleaded guilty in December to attempting to export defense articles without a license. Makasiar admitted in a plea agreement that he illegally exported at least 32 firearms to the Philippines from 2005 to 2012.
07/02/2015
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
William Y. Maldonado, 36, of Peñuelas, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years and eight months in prison by U.S. District Judge Jose A. Fuste. In addition to the prison term, Fuste also sentenced Maldonado-Rivera to a 10-year period of supervised release.
07/02/2015
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Kamran Ashfaq Malik, 35, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland Monday to two years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for unlawfully exporting semi-automatic rifles, parts and accessories to Pakistan.
07/02/2015
Miami, FL
Enforcement and Removal
Gabriel Collado-Rodriguez, 40, was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice when he was arrested June 2 as part of a nationwide roundup of foreign fugitives residing in the United States by ERO and the U.S. Marshals Service.
07/02/2015
Brasilia, Brazil
Operational
ICE Director Sarah Saldaña and Maria Alice Nascimento Souza, director of the PRF, signed the bilateral agreement on behalf of both agencies. The declaration focuses on bilateral work to combat transnational criminal organizations operating in Brazil with a nexus to the United States.
07/02/2015
Honolulu, HI
Narcotics
Ruben Settle, 38, pleaded guilty March 12 to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Maui Police Department.
07/01/2015
Las Vegas, NV
Enforcement and Removal
Those arrested include: a 43-year-old previously deported Mexican national whose list of criminal history includes convictions for child molestation, and a DUI resulting in death; a 20-year old legal permanent resident from Mexico with a conviction for drug trafficking; and a previously deported 49-year old Mexican national convicted of possessing of stolen mail.
07/01/2015
Buffalo, NY
Operational
Personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) were among the more than 1,200 law enforcement officials working together during the manhunt that began on June 6 and spread approximately 50 miles west of the prison.
07/01/2015
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
On Dec. 2, 2014, HSI special agents arrested Edwin J. Santiago-Rivera, 26, a former member of the Puerto Rico National Guard, at his residence in the municipality of Villalba. The arrest spurred from information from the Puerto Rico Police Department’s (PRPD) Sex Crimes Division in Ponce regarding the transportation by Santiago-Rivera of a 14-year-old girl with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct.
07/01/2015
New Orleans, LA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Kanubhai Patel, AKA, Mr. Kenny, and Pop, 74, of Kenner, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of benefiting financially from trafficking in persons.
07/01/2015
New York, NY
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
HSI special agents have tracked multiple false provenances provided by Subhash Kapoor, the owner of Art of the Past Gallery, who has been implicated in the HSI probe dubbed Operation Hidden Idol.
07/01/2015
Roanoke, VA
Financial Crimes
Carlos O’Brien Ricketts, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael F. Urbanski of the Western District of Virginia to serve 10 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $74,450 in restitution to his victims.
07/01/2015
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
On March 8, 2014, HSI special agents arrested Randy Charriez-Rolon, 30, at his place of work in Dorado after a preliminary investigation found that he transported an 8-year-old minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.
07/01/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

Summer is here, which means warm weather, outdoor fun and, most importantly, no school for children nationwide.

07/01/2015
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Teresita Zarrabian, 62, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Philippines residing in Des Plaines, Illinois, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison to be followed by one year of supervised release.

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