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More victims sought after arrest of Orange County photographer on child pornography charges
Child Exploitation
Santa Ana, CA

Christopher Brown, 42, was taken into custody Friday in a local shopping center parking lot by investigators assigned to the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF), including special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Largest cocaine stash found in years at Philadelphia port
Philadelphia, PA

Federal law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday the seizure of 363 pounds of cocaine concealed in cases of Costa Rican pumpkins and squash at the Port of Philadelphia.

ICE El Paso removes Mexican fugitive wanted for 2009 aggravated kidnapping
Enforcement and Removal
El Paso, TX

Cesar Vega-Muñoz, a gang member, is one of seven men who are charged with the aggravated kidnapping of Natividad Torres Leyva, who was kidnapped about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 15, 2009. A group of men kidnapped him at gunpoint in front of his house in Ciudad Juarez. The men asked him to get into their vehicle, and when he refused, one of the men pointed a gun at Torres Leyva’s wife.

Imposter attorney, 2 others charged in marriage fraud scheme
Document and Benefit Fraud
Los Angeles, CA

Chinese clients allegedly paid up to $50,000 for sham ‘green card’ marriages.

US, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico arrest 36 in human smuggling takedown
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Washington, DC

ICE's HSI and law enforcement authorities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico arrested 36 alleged human smugglers Friday during a large-scale multinational operation. ‘Operation Lucero’ targeted transnational criminal organizations suspected of illegally smuggling hundreds of individuals each week – including children and families – throughout Central America and Mexico into the United States.

ICE takes down alleged online prostitution ring, CEO arrested
Financial Crimes
New York, NY

The CEO of a purported online male escort service and six current or former employees were arrested for allegedly operating an international online prostitution ring. The arrests follow an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

ICE arrests 300th foreign fugitive this year
Enforcement & Removal Operations
Miami, FL

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested the 300th foreign fugitive apprehended by the agency since October 2014, which marked the start of fiscal year 2015.

ICE arrests 50 fugitives across the US during Operation No Safe Haven II
Human Rights Violators
Washington, DC

During the operation that concluded Thursday, the ICE National Fugitive Operations Program in coordination with the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center and the ICE National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC), arrested these fugitives via the ICE field offices of Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Los Angeles; Miami; Newark, New Jersey; New York City; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Francisco; St. Paul, Minnesota and Washington.

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