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11/02/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Nov. 2, 2012

Nov. 1, 2012 – HSI RRTs deploy in Sandy's aftermath

In the wake of one of the worst storms to ever hit the northeastern seaboard, multiple U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Rapid Response Teams deployed to assist with the massive recovery effort. Full Story

Oct. 30, 2012 – ICE repatriates Guatemalan woman sought for role in slaying of ex-government security advisor

Earlier this week, officers with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) handed over a Guatemalan woman, wanted for her alleged role in the murder of a former top security advisor, to authorities in Guatemala City. Full Story

Oct. 29, 2012 – HSI shuts out counterfeit goods dealers who hoped for World Series windfall

During enforcement actions that coincided with the first two World Series games, HSI special agents seized nearly 1,200 counterfeit Major League Baseball clothing articles. If these articles were genuine, they would have retailed domestically for more than $32,000. Full Story

Oct. 29, 2012 – Central Florida ICE teams arrest 11 sex offenders, criminal aliens during Operation SOAR

During a four-day operation that targeted aliens who have sex crime convictions, especially involving children, ERO officers arrested 11 convicted alien sex offenders and other criminal aliens. Full Story

Oct. 29, 2012 – Federal agencies warn against counterfeit decorative contact lenses

ICE, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations are working together to warn the public about the dangers of counterfeit decorative contact lenses. Full Story