Enforcement and Removal
ICE removes Iranian man convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act
03/22/2019
Philadelphia, PA
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Ali Caby, aka “Alex Caby”, 41, entered the United States on an unknown date and at an unknown location without admission or parole by an immigration officer.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE arrests previously removed Guatemalan national, released from local custody with an active detainer
03/21/2019
New York, NY
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ICE removed or returned 258,085 aliens in fiscal year 2018. Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested 158,581 aliens, 90 percent of whom had criminal convictions, pending criminal charges, or previously issued final orders. The overall arrest figure represents an 11 percent increase over fiscal year 2017.

Narcotics
22 charged in state, federal drug trafficking probe
03/21/2019
Ulster County, NY
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Seven members of a drug trafficking organization that distributed large quantities of crack cocaine, as well as heroin laced with fentanyl, over a two-year period, in and around the Village of Ellenville in Ulster County, New York were indicted federally following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, the New York State Police and the Village of Ellenville Police.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE ERO Newark removes foreign nationals wanted for aggravated murder, criminal affiliation, violence against woman
03/19/2019
Newark, NJ
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Yermin Alexander Diaz-Chavarria, a Salvadoran national, was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol August 23, 2015, at Hidalgo Texas, for entering the country illegally. In 2017,  El Salvador issued a warrant of arrest for Diaz for aggravated murder and affiliation with criminal organizations. On Feb. 13, 2018, Diaz did not appear for his immigration court hearing, and an immigration judge in Newark ordered him removed to El Salvador. On Feb. 11, 2019, ERO officers arrested Diaz in Newark. ERO officers removed him from the U.S. on March 8, 2019, and turned him over to Salvadoran authorities.

Narcotics
Bronx man charged with murder in decade-old cold case
03/13/2019
New York, NY
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Following an investigation by ICE's HSI in New York with the NYPD, a federal indictment was unsealed Wednesday charging Jamal Brissett, aka “Trigger” with murdering Leshaun Gordon, 19, in the Bronx, New York, on June 30, 2009.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE removes Dutch national convicted of narcotics trafficking, providing support to foreign terrorist organization
03/12/2019
New York, NY
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ERO deportation officers escorted Jeroen Van Den Elshout, 39, to Amsterdam, via a commercial flight and transferred him into the custody of Dutch law enforcement authorities.

Narcotics
Authorities seize approximately 3,200 pounds of cocaine
03/11/2019
Newark, NJ
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An examination of a shipping container entering the United States revealed 60 packages containing a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.  This apprehension is the second largest cocaine seizure at the Port of New York/Newark, and the largest in nearly 25 years.

Intellectual Property Rights
Homeland Security officials launch new Detroit task force to protect national security, thwart counterfeits
03/11/2019
Detroit, MI
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In an effort to mitigate vulnerabilities within the commerce stream that threaten the nation’s consumers and to protect national security, Homeland Security officials recently launched its Global Trade Task Force (GTTF), an ICE HSI-led multi-agency effort that leverages robust import and export controls and investigative authorities to combat illicit commercial activities.

Financial Crimes
Venezuelan Minister and Former Vice President Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah charged with violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act
03/08/2019
New York, NY
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Following an investigation by ICE’s HSI New York’s El Dorado Task Force, the former Venezuelan Vice President Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (“El Aissami”) and Venezuelan businessman Samark Jose Lopez Bello were charged Thursday with criminal violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act and sanctions imposed in February 2017 by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control pursuant to the Kingpin Act.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE arrests more than 20 released in New York after detainers ignored
03/05/2019
New York, NY
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During the month of February 2019, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal’s (ERO) deportation officers assigned to the New York Field Office arrested more than 20 criminal aliens throughout their area of responsibility, after they were released from local law enforcement custody with an active immigration detainer in place.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE arrests 3 released in western Michigan after detainers ignored
02/28/2019
Grand Rapids, MI
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Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested three criminal aliens in western Michigan over the last several weeks after they were released from Kent County Sheriff’s custody with an active immigration detainer in place.

Human Smuggling/Trafficking
ICE discovers 67 illegal aliens, including 6 unaccompanied teens, in deplorable conditions in a shed in NM
02/28/2019
El Paso, TX
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Tomas Miguel Mateo, 38, of Guatemala, is charged in a federal criminal complaint with harboring the illegal aliens and with unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been previously deported.