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04/07/2014

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014 – ICE-led task force shutters 2 San Diego-area smuggling tunnels

Members of the San Diego Tunnel Task Force, in collaboration with their enforcement counterparts in Mexico, uncovered two sophisticated smuggling tunnels connecting commercial buildings in San Diego's Otay Mesa industrial park with warehouses in neighboring Tijuana, Mexico. Full Story

April 4, 2014 – ICE arrests 50 criminal aliens and immigration fugitives in central and south Texas during 3-day operation

Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Fugitive Operations Teams arrested 50 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators during a three-day operation concluding April 3. Full Story

April 4, 2014 – Nogales Tunnel Task Force, Mexican authorities shut down incomplete drug tunnel

U.S. and Mexican authorities shut down an incomplete drug smuggling tunnel April 4, following a multi-agency investigation by the Nogales Tunnel Task Force, which is led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Full Story

April 4, 2014 – HSI Dallas supports law enforcement partners during Final Four

HSI in Dallas is lending its law enforcement support to the Dallas Police Department April 4-7 to ensure the public is protected during the NCAA's Final Four college basketball events taking place in Dallas. Full Story

April 2, 2014 – HSI, Caribbean Corridor Strike Force seize $50 million worth of cocaine, arrest 2

HSI, working jointly with the Caribbean Border Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), seized nearly 4,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $50 million and arrested two Venezuelan nationals for drug trafficking March 31. Full Story