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02/24/2014

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Feb. 21, 2014

Feb. 21, 2014 – Feds seek public's help to identify possible child victims of accused sex offender

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is seeking the public's help to identify possible victims of a man charged with transporting a minor for commercial sex acts. Full Story

Feb. 20, 2014 – Leader of international sex trafficking ring sentenced to life in prison

The leader of an international sex trafficking ring dismantled by HSI was sentenced to life in prison Feb. 19 in Savannah, Ga. Full Story

Feb. 21, 2013 – Charges filed against vendor for selling drugs and guns on Silk Road website

A Lincoln, Neb., man was charged Feb. 20 with selling drugs, guns and counterfeit currency on an online site known as Silk Road, following an investigation led by HSI Baltimore. Full Story

Feb. 18, 2014 – Retired NY radio personality indicted on federal child exploitation charge

A retired New York radio personality was indicted by a federal grand jury Feb. 18 for attempting to transport a 7-year-old girl from Bergen County to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to sexually abuse the girl. Full Story

Feb. 20, 2014 – NATIVE Task Force shuts down smuggling ring operating on Arizona tribal land

Tribal authorities announced Thursday that a new joint tribal and federal task force has taken down a large-scale drug and human smuggling ring operating on the Tohono O'odham Nation, indicting the ring leader and 15 others in state court following a two-month investigation. Full Story