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08/24/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Aug. 24, 2012

Aug. 23, 2012 – Second-in-command of international drug trafficking organization found guilty

A federal jury found a Colombian man guilty of three drug conspiracy charges. He now faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The case was investigated by the Panama Express South Strike Force, which includes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and other agencies. Full Story

Aug. 22, 2012 – HSI, local partners seize $18 million in counterfeit contact lenses and merchandise

HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers seized more than $18 million in counterfeit contact lenses and merchandise during the execution of several search warrants in eight different municipalities of Puerto Rico. Full Story

Aug. 22, 2012 – ICE arrests 28 during operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in northeastern Wisconsin

During a five-day operation, 28 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested. Of the 28 arrested, 26 had prior convictions for crimes, including sexual assault of a minor, theft, cocaine possession, criminal trespass and drunk driving. This operation was conducted by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) teams in Milwaukee. Full Story

Aug. 21, 2012 – ICE investigating Washington man who posed as immigration officer

Federal authorities are asking individuals who may have been deceived, threatened or harmed by Jose "Panama" Antonio Haughton, 36, who posed as an ICE ERO officer, to come forward and aid the investigation. Full Story

Aug. 20, 2012 – First New England town becomes partner in ICE's IMAGE program

With more than 1,500 employees, the Town of Milford is the first municipality in New England to partner with ICE's employment compliance program, IMAGE, or "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers." Full Story