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11/12/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 4, 2013 – ICE's top 10 repatriations

Returning a nation's looted cultural heritage or stolen artwork protects the world's cultural heritage and knowledge of past civilizations. Since 2007, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has repatriated more than 6,600 artifacts to 24 countries. Full Story

Nov. 5, 2013 – ICE deports 2 fugitive Mexican murder suspects

Two Mexican nationals who fled to the United States to avoid prosecution for separate murders in western Mexico were turned over to Mexican authorities Nov. 5 by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. Full Story

Nov. 7, 2013 – Administrator of Silk Road website and drug vendor plead guilty to drug conspiracy

An administrator and vendor of the Silk Road website pleaded guilty Nov. 7 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with attempt to distribute drugs, following an investigation led by HSI. Full Story

Nov. 6, 2013 – ICE joins with international partners to warn against fake domestic appliances and automotive parts

A group of international partners, including ICE, warned consumers Nov. 6 of the dangers associated with the spread of counterfeit domestic appliances and automotive parts. Law enforcement authorities are increasingly detecting counterfeit electrical appliances, toys and body care products, as well as food, beverages and alcohol. Full Story

Nov. 6, 2013 – Previously deported Mexican national in Denver caught with over 50 kilograms of marijuana

A previously deported Mexican national illegally living in Denver was indicted Nov. 6 by a federal grand jury this week on immigration and drug charges. Full Story