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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 27, 2011

May 26, 2011 — ICE takes down gang members in Florida

Earlier this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel teamed up with local law enforcement officials to take part in the Tampa Bay Multi-Agency Gang Task Force (MAGTF). This operation focused on a Tampa, Fla., nightclub and resulted in the arrest of seven people, five of whom were members of notorious transnational gangs. Full Story

May 25, 2011 — 108 arrested at Phoenix human smuggling drop house

ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, assigned to the ICE HSI Drop House Response Group, discovered and arrested 108 aliens after being drawn to the house by reports of multiple vehicles quickly entering and leaving the garage.Full Story

May 25, 2011 — "Operation In Our Sites" continues to target counterfeiters

ICE HSI is keeping the heat on counterfeiters by seizing domain names of websites used to sell counterfeit goods and illegally distribute copyrighted materials. This operation marks the fifth phase of "Operation In Our Sites," a sustained law enforcement initiative aimed at counterfeiting and piracy over the Internet. Full Story

May 24, 2011 — ERO Officers deport fugitive wanted for murder in Mexico

This week, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers deported an illegal alien wanted for homicide in Mexico. Ramiro Nieto Garcia, 35, was previously deported from the United States in 1999. He was turned over to Mexican authorities.Full Story

May 24, 2011 — 10 Alabama counties begin using ICE SC program to assist with identification and removal of aliens with criminal histories

On Tuesday, ICE personnel in 10 Alabama counties began using a federal information-sharing capability as part of the Secure Communities (SC). Access to this information-sharing program will help federal immigration officials identify criminal aliens in state prisons and local jails. Full Story