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02/18/2014

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014 – 3 arrested as Nogales Tunnel Task Force shuts down drug passageway

Federal authorities shut down a 481-foot illicit drug tunnel in Nogales Feb. 10, the longest such tunnel ever discovered in the border city, following a multi-agency investigation by the Nogales Tunnel Task Force. Full Story

Feb. 10, 2014 – ICE returns fugitive wanted for murder in the Bahamas

A Bahamian national wanted by law enforcement authorities in his native country for murder was escorted out of the United States Feb. 10 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Full Story

Feb. 14, 2014 – People Magazine highlights book by former human trafficking victim

An Egyptian human trafficking victim enslaved as a girl in southern California wrote an autobiography that details her ordeal and subsequent life in the U.S. after being rescued by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and the local police department. Full Story

Feb. 13, 2014 – Former Secretary of Finance for the Mexican State of Coahuila, Mexico, charged with money laundering

A federal grand jury indictment was unsealed Feb. 13 charging the former Secretary of Finance for the Mexican State of Coahuila, Mexico, for his alleged role in a money laundering conspiracy. Full Story

Feb. 13, 2014 – 'Operation Team Player' nets more than $37 million in fake merchandise

Federal officials announced Feb. 13 the final record-breaking results of Operation Team Player, the nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combatting counterfeit sports merchandise. Full Story