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05/18/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 18, 2012

May 16, 2012 – Investigators seize multiple weapons in bust of Bay Area heroin trafficking ring

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the California Department of Justice-led South Bay Metro Task Force took 12 suspects into custody Tuesday in the culmination of a long-term probe targeting a Bay Area-based heroin trafficking ring. Full Story

May 15, 2012 – 2 Mexican nationals indicted for alien harboring

A Mexican couple was indicted Tuesday for conspiring to harbor aliens and alien harboring. When authorities arrived at the alien stash house, they discovered more than 100 undocumented aliens from various countries. The investigation is being led by HSI with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol. Full Story

May 15, 2012 – California man sentenced to 20 years on child pornography charges

A California man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison on federal child pornography charges after authorities discovered that he downloaded and maintained a collection of 358 videos and 1,741 still images depicting minors engaged in various types of sexually explicit conduct. The sentencing resulted from an HSI probe. Full Story

May 15, 2012 – ICE deports Mexican national wanted for murder

ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations officers deported a Mexican national wanted for fleeing a homicide charge in his native country Tuesday. He was transferred to the custody of Mexican law enforcement authorities to face those charges. Full Story

May 14, 2012 – Operation Caribbean Resilience nets more than 220 arrests, seizure of 142 illegal arms

Earlier this week, HSI announced the results of a four-month enforcement operation dubbed "Caribbean Resilience." The operation led to the arrest of more than 220 criminals and the seizure of more than 142 illegal arms. Full Story