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02/03/2014

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Jan. 31, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014 – Federal agencies seize more than $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise during 'Operation Team Player'

Federal officials teamed with the National Football League Jan. 30 to announce the record-breaking results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combatting counterfeit sports merchandise. Full Story

Jan. 27, 2014 – HSI repatriates 15th century manuscript to the Italian government

A leaf from the Missal of Ludovico da Romagnano, a 15th century manuscript known as the San Lorenzo, was repatriated to the Italian government Jan. 27 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Full Story

 Jan. 28, 2014 – Homeland Security Investigation's takedown of criminals in the Caribbean featured on the Travel Channel

Two episodes of Border Rico, broadcast on the Travel Channel Jan. 28, show HSI special agents on the front lines in Puerto Rico, arresting and disrupting drug trafficking and criminal organizations.  Full Story

Jan. 30, 2014 – Mexican national sentenced in Wisconsin for illegally re-entering US

A previously deported Mexican national was sentenced Jan. 29 to six months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States. This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Full Story

Jan. 30, 2014 – Arrests made throughout Texas, Louisiana following RICO indictment of 32 in employment referral conspiracy involving Chinese restaurants

A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement Jan. 30 began arresting 32 defendants charged with racketeering and immigration violations throughout Texas and Louisiana. Full Story