DALLAS – A new special agent in charge of the local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was announced last week by ICE Director John Morton.
As the special agent in charge for the Dallas area of responsibility, David M. Marwell now leads the agency's daily investigative operations targeting transnational criminal enterprises in 128 counties in North Texas and the state of Oklahoma.
"This is a dynamic area of the country, with an equally dynamic HSI office investigating many ongoing cases at any given time," said Marwell. "Our office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to target criminals, and help make our communities safe."
HSI is the largest investigative program within the Department of Homeland Security. With unique immigration and customs law enforcement authorities, HSI investigates numerous federal law violations, such as: bulk cash smuggling, identity and benefit fraud, human smuggling and trafficking, intellectual property rights, drug smuggling, money laundering, child sexual exploitation, cyber crimes, violent street gangs, worksite enforcement, and export crimes including counter proliferation, firearms smuggling and terrorism.
Marwell has 25 years of federal and international law enforcement experience beginning as an inspector with the former U.S. Customs Service in Boston, Mass. He then served as a special agent in Detroit, Mich.; Miami, Fla.; and Bern, Switzerland. He has extensive experience with international law enforcement partnerships after serving as deputy assistant director for operations at the International Affairs section of HSI in Washington, D.C., from 2007 through 2010. In this capacity, he had global responsibility for the operational aspects of HSI investigations and mission priorities for 67 Attaché offices in 47 countries.
Marwell's last assignment was as the special agent in charge in Denver, Colo., where he oversaw 17 offices throughout the four-state area of Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.