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05/24/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 24, 2013

May 23, 2013 – 3 defendants plead guilty to participating in ambush murder and attempted murder of HSI special agents in Mexico

A Mexican national pleaded guilty May 23 to the murder of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent and the attempted murder of another HSI special agent in Mexico. Full Story

May 21, 2013 – Federal authorities return ancient coins to Bulgaria

Hundreds of ancient coins that were smuggled into the United States are back in the hands of their rightful owner, the people of Bulgaria. HSI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection returned 546 ancient coins to Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova. The coins were stolen and smuggled from Bulgaria into the United States for sale to the highest bidder. Full Story

May 22, 2013 – Nigerian man convicted of fighting ICE officers during deportation attempt

A Nigerian man illegally present in the United States was convicted in federal court May 22 of obstructing his removal from the country by fighting ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers during an attempt to place him aboard a removal flight to his home country. Full Story

May 23, 2013 – Corrupt Colombian government employee and criminal defense attorney extradited in obstruction of justice case

A corrupt Colombian government employee and a criminal defense attorney were extradited to the United States and arraigned on obstruction of justice charges May 22. The two Columbian nationals face obstruction of justice charges for stealing sensitive and confidential U.S. law enforcement information concerning prosecutions in the Eastern District of New York and selling that information to a narcotics trafficker. Full Story

May 22, 2013 – HSI, FBI dismantle sex trafficking ring in Atlanta

Three Mexican citizens are in federal custody on sex trafficking charges in Atlanta following a joint investigation by HSI and the FBI. Full Story