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01/03/2014

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Jan. 3, 2014

Dec. 31, 2013 – ICE deports Mexican murder suspect captured last week in Bay Area

A Mexican national murder suspect captured in Petaluma four days ago was turned over Tuesday to Mexican law enforcement personnel at the San Ysidro border crossing by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Full Story

Jan. 2, 2014 – HSI operation nets $700,000 in fake NHL goods

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized $723,377 in fake sports merchandise after a three-month enforcement initiative targeting counterfeit National Hockey League gear and other sportswear leading up to the 2014 NHL Winter Classic events. Full Story

Jan. 2, 2014 – Wyoming fossil retailer pleads guilty to smuggling dinosaur and other fossils into the US

A Wyoming fossil retailer pleaded guilty Thursday to an Information charging conspiracy to smuggle dinosaur and other fossilized bones into the United States from China and Mongolia. Full Story

Jan. 2, 2014 – North Texas man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for producing child pornography

A North Texas man was sentenced Friday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in August to one count of producing child pornography. Full Story

Jan. 2, 2014 – South Korean convicted for 2012 Hackettstown school shooting threats

As the result of the combined efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a South Korean national was convicted by the Korean Military Court for violations of Korean criminal laws for threatening to kill students at Hackettstown High School with an AK-47. Full Story