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04/05/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending April 5, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Maryland man sentenced for obstructing investigations related to government security clearance

A Potomac, Md., man was sentenced for obstruction of agency proceedings, in connection with false statements he made to investigators during his background investigation for a high-level government security clearance. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), FBI and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). Full Story

April 3, 2013 More than 100 arrested in HSI-led Connecticut drug bust

In a massive drug enforcement operation led by HSI, more than 100 individuals were arrested in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around southeastern Connecticut. Full Story

April 3, 2013 ICE deports MS-13 gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador

An El Salvadoran MS-13 gang member, wanted for a 2009 murder in his home country, was deported for the third time by officers with ERO and turned over to law enforcement officials in El Salvador. Full Story

April 4, 2013 Accused Korean 'madam' captured by ICE returned to Korea

A Korean national wanted in her native country for operating a Los Angeles-based prostitution ring was turned over to South Korean law enforcement representatives at Seoul Incheon International Airport by officers from ERO. Full Story

April 4, 2013 – Operation Broken Secret nets 10 arrests for child pornography

In what is considered to be an unprecedented increase in the number of child pornography cases in Puerto Rico, HSI special agents, working jointly with officers assigned to the Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force (PRCACTF) arrested 10 individuals on child pornography charges in a period of nine weeks. The latest arrests took place in the municipalities of Ponce, Guaynabo, Barranquitas and Toa Alta. Full Story