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08/02/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending August 2, 2013

July 29, 2013 – ICE returns Saddam Hussein ceremonial sword to Republic of Iraq

A ceremonial sword, looted in 2003 from Saddam Hussein's personal office in Baghdad, was returned to the Republic of Iraq by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Full Story

August 1, 2013 – ICE deports MS-13 leader wanted for aggravated murder in El Salvador

A Salvadorian man living in Harrisonburg, Va., wanted in El Salvador for aggravated murder, was arrested by officers from ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations in May and removed to El Salvador last week. Full Story

July 29, 2013 – Georgia child predator sentenced to 110 years in federal prison

A Jesup man was sentenced to 110 years in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to producing child pornography in a case investigated by HSI. Full Story

July 31, 2013 – Final 2 in custody sentenced for largest child pornography case in US history

The final two defendants, of those arrested thus far, in the Dreamboard child exploitation and child pornography ring were sentenced to federal prison Monday. The prison sentences follow an investigation by HSI, along with dozens of other law enforcement agencies, as part of Operation Delego, an ongoing investigation launched in December 2009 targeting Dreamboard members around the world. This case represents the largest child pornography bulletin board prosecution in U.S. history. Full Story

July 29, 2013 – Arizona married couple in a $3 million marijuana and money laundering conspiracy sentenced to more than 10 years in prison

An Arizona couple who were leaders in a drug and money laundering conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana were sentenced Monday to more than 10 years in federal prison. The sentence follows an investigation by HSI Baltimore and Phoenix and the Prince George's County Police Department. Full Story