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11/14/2013

New special agent in charge takes helm at Homeland Security Investigations Detroit

New special agent in charge takes helm at Homeland Security Investigations Detroit

DETROIT — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has named Marlon Miller as the new special agent in charge of the two-state Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office based in Detroit.

As special agent in charge, Miller, a 22-year veteran of federal law enforcement, supervises a cadre of special agents located in six offices in Michigan and Ohio. HSI special agents protect national security and enforce immigration and customs laws by conducting criminal investigations in various mission areas, such as: drug smuggling, illegal exporting munitions and high-tech items, money laundering, financial crimes, transnational gangs, human smuggling and trafficking, intellectual property rights, and crimes against children including child sex tourism and possessing child pornography.

"I’m excited about the opportunity to lead a group of talented special agents and support staff in Michigan and Ohio," said Miller. "I look forward to being able to continue to leverage the tremendous resources and expertise of this agency to make a tangible impact on public safety and national security in Detroit and around the region."

HSI plays a key role in maintaining the safety and security of the United States relative to international trade and commerce, financial markets, contraband, industrial and strategic parity, and immigration and border integrity. HSI uses its unique customs and immigration law enforcement authorities to identify, disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations and other threats. HSI also works to deprive potential terrorists and transnational gangs from employing smuggling networks and methods to further their crimes against the United States.

"I'm eager to work with our law enforcement partners from the various local, state and federal agencies to help safeguard our country," said Miller.

Prior to accepting the position as HSI special agent in charge in Detroit, Miller was the deputy special agent in charge in HSI Dallas. In that position, he maintained operational and administrative oversight of investigative divisions in both North Texas and the state of Oklahoma.

Miller is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He recently relocated to the metro Detroit area with his wife.