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05/17/2019
Baltimore, MD
Enforcement and Removal

The individuals were arrested for violating U.S. immigration laws in accordance with the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those targeted for arrest had been issued final orders of removal within the past five years and had criminal histories or pending criminal charges.

05/17/2019
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal

Some of the individuals arrested during this operation will face federal criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry after removal. The arrestees who are not being federally prosecuted will be processed administratively for removal from the United States.

05/17/2019
New Orleans, LA
Enforcement and Removal
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According to preliminary arrest statistics, the field office made 33 at-large arrests May 13-16 across its area of operations. Of the 33 arrests, 22 have prior criminal convictions or pending criminal charges; 23 were either previously deported or have outstanding removal orders issued by the courts. Nine arrests took place in metro New Orleans, 12 in Alabama, eight in Arkansas and four in Tennessee. 

05/16/2019
San Francisco, CA
National Security
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Ezra Dave Maling, a fugitive Philippine national, was deported Tuesday due to violations of Philippine law pertaining to murder. He is accused of strangling to death his female ‘live in’ partner with a leather belt in March of 2003.

05/16/2019
Missoula, MT
Narcotics

Nickolas William Povsha, 24, pleaded guilty earlier to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

05/16/2019
San Francisco, CA
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Deputy Special Agent in Charge Jerry Templet repatriated 10 Greek coins to the Government of Greece, Tuesday, during a reception at the San Francisco Greek Consulate.

05/16/2019
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs

Luis Contreras, 39, from Chicago, was indicted on the following charges: one count of murder in aid of racketeering; one count of attempted murder in aid of racketeering; two counts of illegally possessing multiple firearms and ammunition.

05/16/2019
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Amilcar Guiza-Reyes, a 51-year old citizen and national of Honduras, who was previously deported in 2013, made an initial appearance in federal court in the Southern District of Texas May 10, charged with 8 USC 1324 alien smuggling for allegedly smuggling a 6-month-old infant across the U.S.-Mexico border.

05/15/2019
Erie, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Daniel Cabanillas, 49, was sentenced in federal court to 2 years’ probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

05/15/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Carlos Alfredo Luna-Guebara, 26, entered the United States on an unknown date and at an unknown location without admission or parole by an immigration officer.

05/14/2019
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics

According to the indictment, Stille Giovanni Guiterrez Vivanco, 34, is alleged to have led this international drug trafficking organization. “Cell heads” included Jose Garcia, 36, of Tulsa, and Edson Garcia-Velasquez, 25, of Tulsa. Norman Fabian Huerta Avalos, 36, served in various capacities, including coordinating assignments for other organization members and serving as dispatch.

05/13/2019
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Fifty people are now in law enforcement custody following last week’s return of a 206-count indictment criminally charging 96 people for their alleged roles in a large-scale marriage fraud scheme. 

05/13/2019
Fresno, CA
Narcotics

U.S. AttorneyMcGregor W. Scott announced Thursday that a federal jury found Filiberto “Beto” Chavez, 37, of Fresno, guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to engage in interstate travel for prostitution and two counts of use of a facility of interstate commerce to promote prostitution,.

05/10/2019
San Antonio, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Yimmi Jose Pereira-Ramos, 24, was flown to El Salvador May 9 on a charter flight coordinated by ICE Air Operations (IAO). Upon arrival, Campos-Rivera was turned over to officials from El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).

05/10/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Elda Cuadra-Torres, 29, was removed from the United States via an ICE Air Operations Charter flight and transferred into the custody of Salvadoran law enforcement authorities.

05/10/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
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Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations Philadelphia, Marlon V. Miller, and United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, presented the check to the Chief of Police for the Hazleton City Police Department, Jerry Speziale.

05/09/2019
Washington, DC
Narcotics

U.S. District Judge Liam O’ Grady for the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Arnulfo Fagot-Maximo, 58.  According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Fagot-Maximo was the leader of a drug trafficking organization based in the La Mosquitia region of the Department of Gracias a Dios, Honduras.

05/09/2019
Providence, RI
Child Exploitation

According to court documents and information presented to the court, in March and April 2017, Reysean Williams, 28, with the assistance of another individual, Leonardo Gomes, 20, of Pawtucket, RI sex trafficked the 17-year-old in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and on Long Island, New York, by posting advertisements and pictures of the teenager on the website “Backpage.com”.

05/09/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Danielle Sebenick, 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury in January of 2019 as a result of her trafficking in videos of child pornography on the Internet during November of 2018, while she was employed at the Kids First Swim School in Jenkintown.

05/09/2019
Rome, GA
Financial Crimes
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Unlawfully present Mexican national Juan Antonio Perez, 46, was indicted on federal felony charges May 7 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia pursuant to a years-long investigation by ICE's HSI that culminated in the simultaneous execution of six federal search warrants in Georgia and Tennessee last week resulting in the federal criminal charges issued Wednesday.

05/09/2019
Alexandria, VA
Enforcement and Removal

According to court documents, Jose Edgardo Diaz-Ramos, 36, is a native and citizen of Honduras. Prior to his previous removal, Diaz-Ramos was convicted of a violent felony in California of willful infliction of corporal injury on a spouse. In 2014, after serving a sentence of six years in prison, Diaz-Ramos was deported at taxpayer expense for a fourth time. Sometime thereafter, Diaz-Ramos illegally reentered the United States again.

05/08/2019
Tucson, AZ
Child Exploitation

Philip Daniel Love, 34, a prior sex offender for child exploitation offenses in Pima County, had pleaded guilty to charges of distribution, possession, and production of child pornography in September 2018. 

05/08/2019
Dallas, TX
National Security

Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, of Fort Worth, who was arrested in February, formally pleaded guilty May 8 to conspiracy to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani-based foreign terrorist organization also known as LeT.

05/08/2019
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE maintains that cooperation by local officials is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. Policy makers who strive to make it more difficult to remove dangerous criminal aliens and aim to stop the cooperation of local officials and business partners, harm the very communities whose welfare they have sworn to protect.

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