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08/31/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012 – MS-13 gang member sentenced for illegally re-entering the United States

An El Salvador citizen and MS-13 gang member was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States. This illegal re-entry case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Full Story

Aug. 31, 2012 – HSI Newark and Spanish authorities combat narcotics smuggling

ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, along with the Spanish Guardia Civil, arrested three individuals Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain, pursuant to a controlled delivery of 2.23 kilograms of cocaine in Newark, N.J. Full Story

Aug. 30, 2012 – Additional Kansas man arrested on charges stemming from international child pornography probe

Robert Poe III, of Kansas City, Kan., was arrested and charged with three counts of traveling to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. He is the latest suspect to be charged in an international child pornography probe that has resulted in numerous arrests worldwide. Full Story

Aug. 29, 2012 – Leader of Internet piracy group 'IMAGiNE' pleads guilty to copyright infringement conspiracy

Following an investigation by HSI, a Portsmouth, Va., man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to commit criminal copy infringement for his role in illegally obtaining and disseminating digital copies of copyrighted motion pictures showing in theaters. Full Story

Aug. 27, 2012 – Hong Kong jewelry exporter pleads guilty to customs fraud

A Hong Kong-based jewelry exporter pleaded guilty to customs fraud charges and is facing nearly $2 million in fine and restitution. The scheme was discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Regulatory Audit Unit and investigated by HSI. Full Story