U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) International Operations protects America's borders, national security and public safety by investigating, disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) that engage in all types of smuggling, including narcotics, money, weapons, sensitive technologies, as well as the smuggling and trafficking of human beings. HSI International Operations also investigates the criminal threats that TCOs pose to America's legitimate commercial trade, travel and financial systems through trade fraud and intellectual property theft; the diversion of military weapons, munitions and sensitive technologies; international money laundering and financial fraud; immigration fraud; and child sex tourism and the sexual exploitation of children.
HSI International Operations special agents collaborate with host nation law enforcement counterparts to further the transnational criminal investigations being conducted by domestic HSI field offices. HSI International Operations special agents also build counterpart capacity and develop and maintain critical professional relationships through outreach and training.
To highlight HSI International Operations, its mission and the people who make the office successful, the Office of Public Affairs created “International Week,” which begins April 2, and will conclude April 5. For this designated period, International Operations will be on full display. Through text, photos and video, OPA will showcase the agency’s largest investigative presence overseas, highlighting their service to their country and commitment to supporting ICE’s mission.