FridayFive
week of Aug. 12, 2022

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At the time of his arrest, authorities examined his phone and discovered the child pornography images. There was a total of 116 images of child pornography, some of which involved a child as young as three.

Mexican national convicted for possession of child pornography following HSI, partner investigation

A Mexican man was convicted of crimes associated with child pornography following an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo sector. Cristian Dolores Munoz-De La Rosa, 24, pleaded guilty to transporting and possessing child pornography. 🔗Keep reading

“These antiquities we return today were ripped from their country – beyond their extraordinary beauty and craftsmanship, many are sacred artifacts pried from temples and palaces to be smuggled across borders and peddled by those seeking profit, without any regard to the intangible value they have to the people of their homeland.” acting special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York Ricky J. Patel.

Thirty looted antiquities returned to Kingdom of Cambodia

Damian Williams, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Ricky J. Patel, acting special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, announced the return of 30 antiquities to the Kingdom of Cambodia. Among the antiquities returned was a 10th century sculpture of Skanda on a Peacock and a monumental 10th century sculpture of Ganesha, both looted from the ancient Khmer capital Koh Ker. 🔗Keep reading

“While some may mistakenly view smuggling controlled substances, and in this case, in liquid form, as a pathway to a quick profit, the sentencing of this defendant demonstrates that grave consequences await those who participate in this criminal activity,” said Scott Brown, special agent in charge, HSI Phoenix. “HSI is firmly committed to dismantling criminal organizations who blatantly ignore the laws of this nation.”

Arizona man sentenced 70 months for liquid methamphetamine trafficking following HSI, DEA bust

A southern Arizona man was sentenced to 70 months in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release as the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Rey Moreno-Vasquez, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson; he previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines. 🔗Keep reading

The two men pleaded guilty in Tucson federal court to conspiracy and transportation of illegal aliens for profit resulting in a death.

Two plead guilty after deadly rollover accident following HSI, TOPD investigation

Two men pleaded guilty in Tucson federal court to conspiracy and transportation of illegal aliens for profit resulting in a death. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Tohono O’odham Police Department (TOPD) conducted the investigation into this case. 🔗Keep reading

“This sentence represents the seriousness of these crimes and serves as an appropriate punishment for Larraga-Solano for his role in a major drug trafficking organization that had a damaging impact in our communities,” said Craig Larrabee, acting special agent in charge of HSI San Antonio.

Mexican citizen sentenced nearly 20 years for smuggling over $1M in meth following HSI, federal partner investigation

A Mexican citizen was sentenced to nearly 20 years for conspiracy to import and the importation of methamphetamines, following an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Border Patrol (BP) Laredo sector. 🔗Keep reading

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Updated: 08/12/2022