week of January 14, 2022

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"This investigation highlights HSI’s dedication to go after both cartel drug trafficking and money laundering activity. The sentencing sends a resounding message to transnational criminal organizations that HSI and our partners are unyielding in our pursuit of justice." -- HSI San Diego Special Agent in Charge Chad Plantz

TRANSNATIONAL GANGSDecade-long HSI investigation leads to prison sentence for Sinaloa Cartel associate

After a nearly decade-long HSI investigation, a drug trafficker and money launderer connected to the Sinaloa Cartel received a sentence of more than 15 years in federal prison. Read more

In his plea agreement, Woods admitted to his part in the conspiracy to recruit, maintain, advertise and transport victims for the purpose of prostitution. The victims were expected to work when they were told, with no say over their hours, fees or the locations in which they were to perform sex acts. The victims were not allowed to keep any of the money paid for their services.

HUMAN SMUGGLING/TRAFFICKINGIndiana man sentenced to 18 years in prison for sex trafficking conspiracy, following HSI probe

An Indiana man was sentenced in federal court to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by means of force, threats, fraud and coercion and aiding and abetting. Read more

"ICE is committed to removing individuals who threaten our country’s national security. This case is an example of the work we do to protect the homeland from those who wish to do harm to our country." -- ERO Philadelphia acting Field Office Director Brian McShane

ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVALICE removes Uzbek man convicted of supporting foreign terrorist group

ERO officers removed a citizen and national of Uzbekistan who was convicted of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Jamshid Muhtorov, 45, was found guilty in federal court of providing material support to the Islamic Jihad Union, a designated foreign terrorist organization, following an investigation. Read more

"No one should be forced to live in a world of isolation, servitude and terror. HSI and its law enforcement partners are committed to protecting the vulnerable and will aggressively investigate criminals who traffic children for sexual purposes." -- HSI St. Paul acting Special Agent in Charge Jamie Holt

CHILD EXPLOITATIONHSI, partner, child sexual abuse investigation leads to life sentence for North Dakota man

A southwestern North Dakota man was sentenced in federal court  to life in prison for transporting a minor for the purposes of sexual exploitation. Read more

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Updated: 01/18/2022