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09/16/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Sept. 13, 2013

Sept. 12, 2013 – ICE launches smartphone app to locate predators, rescue children from sexual abuse and exploitation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is launching a new smartphone app – the first of its kind in U.S. federal law enforcement – designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators. All tips can be reported anonymously through the app, by phone or online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full Story

Sept. 13, 2013 – Michigan man profiled in HSI's Operation Predator app arrested

Less than 36 hours HSI rolled out a new Operation Predator smartphone app to solicit information from the public about wanted child predators, a Michigan man profiled in the app was arrested. Full Story

Sept. 13, 2013 – Mexican felon wanted for murder in Mexico indicted in Oklahoma for re-entering the US after being deported

A Mexican man, who is a convicted felon and is wanted in Mexico for murder, was indicted Sept. 10 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma for illegally re-entering the United States after being previously deported. ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers were notified Aug. 22 by the Mexico's Attorneys General Office that Gutierrez-Carranza was wanted for an aggravated homicide in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Full Story

Sept. 9, 2013 – ICE returns stolen antiquities to Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

HSI returned five gold artifacts and an ancient vase to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Sept. 9 during a repatriation ceremony at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. Full Story

Sept. 10, 2013 – HSI works with Philippine law enforcement to capture cybersex operators and rescue child victims

HSI special agents in Manila worked in close cooperation with the Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ)'s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) to successfully bust a cybersex syndicate based in Cebu, Philippines; seven suspects were arrested and more than a dozen child victims rescued in four operations between May and September. Full Story