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12/16/2011

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Dec. 16, 2011

Dec. 15, 2011 — ICE arrests NFL player in Chicago on federal drug charge

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Chicago Bears football player Samuel George Hurd III, 26, of Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday night on a criminal complaint charging conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Full Story

Dec. 14, 2011 — San Antonio businessman sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison for possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography

Jay Edward Glenewinkel was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison after ICE HSI special agents executed a search warrant at his residence where they seized a computer and other computer media. A forensics examination of those items revealed the presence of 611 videos and 1,352 images of child pornography. Full Story

Dec. 14, 2011 — Mexican national indicted for document fraud, identity theft

A Mexican national, posing as his U.S. citizen cousin, was indicted Wednesday and had his $70,000 pickup truck seized as part of an investigation into document fraud and identity theft. The charges and seizure resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE HSI and the Kansas Department of Revenue. Full Story

Dec. 12, 2011 — ICE HSI, partners nab most wanted drug lord

ICE HSI, working jointly with other law enforcement agencies, arrested one of the Caribbean Basin's most notorious drug traffickers in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Diaz-Rivera had been a fugitive since 1998. Full Story

Dec. 12, 2011 — National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center expands operations

Government officials announced this week that ICE's National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC) has expanded its operations center to enhance efforts to combat bulk cash smuggling. This is part of the U.S. government's national strategy to fight transnational organized crime. Full Story