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01/28/2015
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
HSI is a leading agency in the fight against human trafficking and routinely works with federal, state, local and international law enforcement agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations, to identify and prosecute human traffickers and rescue their victims.
01/28/2015
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights
The seized illicit honey that was abandoned or forfeited totals 660 barrels weighing 203,280 kilograms (448,156 lbs.). The containers’ shipping documents indicated the bulk honey originated in Latvia.
01/27/2015
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo man, was arrested Tuesday and charged by criminal complaint with production and possession of child pornography following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

01/27/2015
Kansas City, MO
Child Exploitation
Kenneth Gaylord Stokes, 70, a U.S. citizen who resided near the city of Cebu in the Philippines, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to five counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places.
01/27/2015
Kansas City, MO
Enforcement and Removal
Bardomiano Jungo, 36, was sentenced Jan. 27 by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 121 months in federal prison without parole.
01/27/2015
Brownsville, TX
Financial Crimes
Oscar J. Aguilar, 38, a Mexican citizen legally residing in Brownsville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, to 168 months in federal prison. Aguilar was further ordered to pay a $1,893,170 money judgment which represented the proceeds of drug smuggling that were laundered in the scheme.
01/26/2015
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Child Exploitation
On March 4, 2014, after a two-day trial in District Court, a jury found Tony Jefferson Browne, 31, guilty of 12 counts of federal child exploitation offenses involving four girls ranging from ages 12 to 17.
01/26/2015
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition & Explosives
Emilio Padilla, 24, of Taumalipas, Mexico, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Randy Crane to 21 months in federal prison.
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