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11/09/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Nov. 9, 2012

Nov. 8, 2012 – Canadian woman sentenced to 8 years on drug charges

Following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a Canadian woman was sentenced to eight years in prison for illegally importing Ecstasy pills into the United States from Canada. Full Story

Nov. 7, 2012 – El Paso attorney linked to drug cartel arrested on money laundering charges

HSI special agents arrested an El Paso, Texas, attorney on charges related to his involvement in a conspiracy to launder money believed to be drug trafficking proceeds. Full Story

Nov. 5, 2012 – US Central Command commends ICE for hiring US military veterans

U.S. Central Command's senior enlisted leader presented ICE Director John Morton with a certificate of appreciation for ICE's work in recruiting, hiring and employing veterans. Full Story

Nov. 5, 2012 – ICE arrests 40 during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives in Indianapolis area

Earlier this week, ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 40 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators, 25 of which had prior convictions for crimes such as assault, domestic battery, drunken driving and drugs. Full Story

Nov. 5, 2012 – Jamaican citizen sentenced to prison for illegally re-entering US

Following an investigation by ERO, a previously deported Jamaican immigrant was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States without permission. Full Story