week of Dec. 2, 2022

Check out our weekly recap of top news from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement highlighting the work of Enforcement Removal and Operations (ERO) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). For more news from ICE, visit our newsroom.

HSI Baltimore will not allow sex traffickers like Mr. Oliver to operate freely in the state of Maryland or the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area,” said James Harris, special agent in charge of HSI Baltimore.

HSI Baltimore-led investigation nets 15-year sentence for man who trafficked 3 women

Homeland Security Investigations’ Baltimore field office led an investigation that landed a local man in federal prison for 15 years for sex trafficking. The 40-year-old trafficked at least three women between 2018 and 2019, advertising sex dates with them online and forcing them to meet daily quotas. 🔗Keep reading

ERO Washington, D.C. will continue to deny refuge to sexual predators who believe they can pursue their perverse behavior with impunity. -- ERO Washington Assistant Field Office Director Jason Ritchie

ERO Washington arrests multiple convicted sex offenders during national operation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers with the Enforcement and Removal Operations Washington field office apprehended four unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses during a nationwide enforcement effort Oct. 22 through Nov. 4. 🔗Keep reading

This sentence of more than 15 years in federal prison sends a clear message to criminal organizations that there are serious consequences for trafficking controlled substances,” said Craig Larrabee, acting special agent in charge of HSI San Antonio

Texas man sentenced for trafficking over $650,000 in narcotics after HSI San Antonio and federal partners investigation

A judge sentenced a 31-year-old South Texas man to more than 15 years in prison for smuggling heroin and methamphetamines following a joint Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection investigation. 🔗Keep reading

Records reveal that the man contacted nearly 600 kids between the ages of 13 and 17 on social media to solicit pornography and discuss sexual topics.

Missouri man gets 19 years for child sexual exploitation after undercover HSI investigation

A federal judge sentenced a 31-year-old Missouri man to nearly two decades in prison after an undercover investigation in the United Kingdom revealed child sexual exploitation. Homeland Security Investigations and partner agencies discovered the man had contacted nearly 600 children online with sexual intent. 🔗Keep reading

In this case, not only is the individual wanted for homicide in his home country, but has proven himself to be a danger to the community here in the U.S. -- ERO New York Acting Field Office Director Kenneth Genalo

ERO New York arrests homicide suspect

ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations' New York field office arrested an unlawfully present foreign fugitive wanted for homicide in Mexico following an alcohol-related driving offense. The man had entered the U.S. without inspection on an unknown date at an unknown location. 🔗Keep reading

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Updated: 12/02/2022