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Over the span of more than three decades, looted artifacts from Italy – Etruscan vases, first century frescoes and precious books – ended up in the United States in various museums, universities and private collections. In an effort to recover the items, the Carabinieri TPC Rome office passed several leads to HSI Rome identifying Italian cultural artifacts that were illicitly traded and smuggled into the United States.
ERO officers enter a career field that requires rigorous and intense training. Recruits are trained at the ICE Academy at both the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia and in Charleston, South Carolina.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) leaders, personnel and invited guests gathered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 11 to pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and agents who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Heriberto Gomez Galicia, aka Ramiro Gomez Lopez, 62, was transferred to the custody of representatives from the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR). A warrant issued by authorities in the state of Oaxaca in July1992 accuses Gomez of seven murders, two attempted murders and causing malicious bodily injury to two additional victims.
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On Sept. 8, 2009, HSI New York recovered the nesting sarcophagus from a garage in Brooklyn, New York. One year later, on Sept. 24, 2010, following leads from the Brooklyn case, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport seized a shipment of smuggled Egyptian goods, including a funerary boat model and figurines. A related December 2010 shipment interception netted agents 638 ancient coins from different countries, 65 of which are being repatriated to Egypt today.
Carlos Gomar-Castro, 26, and Willfredys Castro-Villalobos, 33, were flown to El Salvador April 15 onboard a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations (IAO) Unit. Upon arrival, both were turned over to officials from El Salvador’s Policia Nacional Civil (PNC).
Project Wildfire was a surge operation led by the HSI National Gang Unit and ran Feb. 23 to March 31. HSI special agents worked with 215 state, local and federal law enforcement partners, including ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), to apprehend individuals from various gangs.