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12/06/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Dec. 6, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013 – ICE, international law enforcement agencies seize 706 domain names selling counterfeit merchandise

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teamed with 10 foreign law enforcement agencies to seize hundreds of domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online to unsuspecting consumers. Full Story

Dec. 2, 2013 – ICE removes 2 violent criminal aliens wanted in El Salvador

Two Salvadoran nationals wanted on murder and rape charges in their home country were removed from the United States by officers with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) to face charges. Full Story

Dec. 2, 2013 – ICE commemorates 10th anniversary of the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Program

ICE commemorated the 10th anniversary of its Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Program at an event held Tuesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington to highlight the agency's commitment to holding these individuals accountable. Full Story

Dec. 2, 2013 – Former governor of state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and the owner of a Mexican construction firm indicted on RICO charges

A federal indictment unsealed Dec. 2 charges the former governor of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and the owner of a Mexican construction firm, with conspiring to violate the provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute. Full Story

Dec. 6, 2013 – NJ man pleads guilty to selling stolen South Central Asian antiquities

A New Jersey man pleaded guilty Dec. 4 in New York City for his role in coordinating a large-scale conspiracy to sell stolen Indian antiquities worth tens of millions of dollars. The investigation leading to the guilty plea was conducted by HSI. Full Story