Enforcement and Removal
Mexican national released from local custody facing murder charges
11/09/2018
Trenton, NJ
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Luis Rodrigo Perez was being held at Middlesex County Jail in December of last year on domestic violence charges. ICE issued a detainer and requested notification prior to his release, so that he may be taken into ICE custody and placed in removal proceedings.

Intellectual Property Rights
Fans along the 2018 World Series Champions parade “duck boat” parade through Boston on October 31.
11/07/2018
Boston, MA
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HSI special agents seized more than 3,000 items of counterfeit MLB apparel and merchandise being offered for sale by vendors in and around Fenway Park, throughout the Boston area, and along the post-series victory parade route in Boston. Merchandise included  baseball hats, knit caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pennants. Had the goods been genuine, they would have retailed domestically for more than $87,000 dollars.

Cyber Crimes
4 charged with participating in a scheme to defraud users of a dating website
10/31/2018
New York, NY
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Four individuals were indicted Wednesday following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  David Jones, David Duwayne Taylor, Kristin Knight, and Destiny Bishop are charged for their alleged involvement in a scheme by which they fraudulently duped their victims into believing that they had sent sexually explicit images to underage children and faced criminal prosecution if they did not pay to avoid involvement by law enforcement. 
Intellectual Property Rights
ICE HSI teams with London police to fight counterfeiting
10/30/2018
Washington, DC
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IPR Center Director Alex Khu and CoLP Commissioner Ian Dyson pledged to combine resources to tackle the illegal importation and distribution of counterfeit goods that threaten the health and safety of consumers, wreak havoc on local and national economies, and fund criminal organizations involved in various illicit activities.

Enforcement and Removal
ERO New York arrests previously removed Mexican national
10/26/2018
New York, NY
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Solis-Castro, who was removed from the U.S. on four separate occasions, has a criminal history that includes three felony drug convictions, and a conviction for illegal re-entry after removal. On Aug. 22, he was arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on the charges of forcible touching.

Enforcement and Removal
South Texas ICE officers remove 2 fugitives wanted by Salvadoran authorities for separate aggravated homicides, other charges
10/26/2018
San Antonio, TX
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Glenda Lissette Campos-Rivera, 24, and Jose Rosa Munoz, 28, both wanted for aggravated homicide were flown to El Salvador on Oct. 25 on a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s IAO Unit. Upon arrival, Campos-Rivera and Munoz were turned over to officials from El Salvador’s PNC.

Intellectual Property Rights
ICE emphasizes social media in fight against counterfeiting
10/24/2018
Washington, DC
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Intellectual property enforcement representatives met at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center in Arlington, Virginia, for the 2018 IPR Center Symposium: Leveraging the Influence of Social Media.

Enforcement and Removal
Varley Ramos Costa, 53, a Brazilian citizen, entered the United States on an unknown date and place without inspection or parole by an immigration officer.
10/23/2018
Philadelphia, PA
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Varley Ramos Costa, 53, a Brazilian citizen, entered the United States on an unknown date and place without inspection or parole by an immigration officer.

Human Smuggling/Trafficking
2 brothers extradited to the US from Mexico to face sex trafficking charges
10/19/2018
New York, NY
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Jose Osvaldo Melendez-Rojas and Rosalio Melendez-Rojas were arrested in February 2018 in Mexico to eventually face various charges in the United States, including sex trafficking conspiracy, sex trafficking of minors, interstate prostitution, alien smuggling and related offenses. The defendants who were extradited are charged together with three co-defendants, who were arrested in the United States in July 2017.

Enforcement and Removal
ICE "Most Wanted" fugitive, child predator captured in Louisiana
10/18/2018
New Orleans, LA
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Jose Melchor Martinez AKA Jose Luis Martinez-Sanchez, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested Wednesday morning by an ERO New Orleans Special Response Team after executing a federal arrest warrant at a residence in Church Point, Louisiana.

Narcotics
Los Angeles-area methamphetamine trafficking ring allegedly shipped drugs to Hawaii disguised as Aztec calendars and statues
10/16/2018
Los Angeles, CA
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The indictment alleges a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, including an attempted shipment on July 17 of 11.7 kilograms of pure methamphetamine from a post office in Garden Grove. Those drugs were part of a nearly 90-pound shipment that appeared to be colorful, decorative Mexican items, including replicas of the 500-year-old Aztec calendar stone.