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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Oct. 12, 2012

Oct. 11, 2012 – Treasury/HSI sanctions Latin American criminal organization

The U.S. Department of the Treasury with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) designated the Latin American gang MS-13 as a transnational criminal organization. Full Story

Oct. 10, 2012 – NHTSA, ICE alert consumers to dangers of counterfeit air bags

Earlier this week, HSI and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a consumer safety advisory that alerted vehicle owners and repair professionals about the dangers of counterfeit air bags. Full Story

Oct. 10, 2012 – ICE deports Macedonian man wanted for armed robbery conviction

ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers turned over a Macedonian man wanted in his native country for a 2004 armed robbery and aggravated theft conviction to Macedonian law enforcement officials. Full Story

Oct. 9, 2012 – Boston-bound man arrested at LAX for transporting hazardous materials

A body-armor-clad Boston man, who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Japan, was arrested on transporting hazardous materials charges. HSI opened an investigation after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found a smoke grenade, hatchet, knives and other weapons in his checked luggage. Full Story

Oct. 9, 2012 – 2 British nationals extradited from the United Kingdom, face terrorism-related charges

Two British men, extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States, face terrorism-related offenses stemming from their involvement in an operation that allegedly provided material support to the Taliban. This investigation is being led by HSI. Full Story