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10/10/2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Enforcement and Removal

ICE arrested Antonio Ulises Perez, a 38-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador accused of rape, Wednesday, after the OCSO failed to honor an ICE detainer and released him from custody. 

10/09/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

David Wills, 67, the founder and part-owner of Global Blue Technologies in Taft, Texas, was convicted Oct. 8 of one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, seven counts of sex trafficking, seven counts of coercion/enticement, one count of attempted coercion/enticement and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

10/08/2019
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Cesar Diaz-Rodriguez, a 30-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas, for illegal reentry. Diaz-Rodriguez was previously removed from the U.S. on Oct. 31, 2017, following a felony criminal conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm. Additionally, Diaz-Rodriguez has been voluntarily returned to Mexico three other times; twice in September 2004 and once in October 2011.

10/04/2019
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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ICE's HSI International Operations Division Chief Leo Lin returned a sixth century marble statue known as the “Head of a Veiled Woman,” during a repatriation ceremony at the Libyan Embassy, Thursday.

10/04/2019
Tampa, FL
Cyber Crimes
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Nathan Cruz began his time with HSI as a HERO (Human Exploitation Rescue Operative) Child Rescue Corps and was just honored at the 2019 Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony as a Hispanic Military Hero.

10/04/2019
Detroit, MI
Enforcement and Removal

Corey Cook, 30, appeared in federal court Thursday, in Detroit after a criminal complaint was filed, charging him with depredation of government property.  He was released on bond and preliminary examination has been set for Oct. 24.

10/03/2019
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Ocal John Miller, 68, pleaded guilty to the child pornography charges Oct. 3; he is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12.  He faces five to 20 years for receiving child pornography, and up to 10 years for possessing child pornography, and a $250,000 fine. Miller must also register as a sex offender and abide by special conditions limiting his use of the internet and interactions with minors.

10/03/2019
Plano, TX
Child Exploitation

Joseph Patrick Mosher, 50, pleaded guilty on March 19, 2019, to two-counts of sexually exploiting children; he was sentenced Oct. 2 to 360 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan.

10/03/2019
Beaumont, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Vicente Gonzalez-Rico was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Oct. 2, 2019, charging him with unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

10/03/2019
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

Jose Ramos-Delgadillo, 32, from Mexico, pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to two counts – conspiracy to import, and importing methamphetamine.

10/03/2019
Oklahoma City, OK
National Security

On Feb. 5, 2018, Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 35, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a former resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, was taken into custody by the FBI without incident, based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma. According to the complaint, the FBI found 15 of Alfallaj’s fingerprints on an application to an al Qaeda training camp, known as al Farooq, which was one of al Qaeda’s key training sites in Afghanistan leading up to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

10/02/2019
San Diego, CA
Enforcement and Removal

A 37-year-old Cameroon man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Tuesday afternoon at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center where he was undergoing treatment for a brain hemorrhage since Sept. 26.  

10/02/2019
Laredo, TX
Contraband

Pedro Moreno-Garcia, 48, from Mexico, entered his guilty plea on Oct. 2, in front of U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo. 

10/02/2019
Laredo, TX
Child Exploitation

Gustavo Eduardo Diaz-Vasquez, 34, from Mexico, was sentenced 72 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez.

10/01/2019
Laredo, TX
Contraband
On Aug. 1, according to court documents, Benjamin Gil Aguilera, 51, from Mexico, arrived at the World Trade International Bridge in Laredo driving a semi-truck and trailer.
10/01/2019
Pocatello, ID
Child Exploitation

James Clifford Goodwin, III, 46, of Downey, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 120 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possessing sexually explicit images of minors.

09/30/2019
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
During this enforcement surge, ICE officers made arrests in the following states: Illinois (28), Indiana (14), Kansas (22), Kentucky (12), Missouri (10) and Wisconsin (11). Three women and 94 men were arrested.
09/30/2019
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
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James T. Booth, 74, was indicted in the Southern District of New York, charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and investment advisor fraud charges in connection with his years-long scheme to defraud customers of his financial services firm named Booth Financial Associates (“Booth Financial”).

09/30/2019
San Juan, PR
Contraband

The indictment alleges that since 2013, the drug trafficking organization distributed heroin, crack, cocaine, and marijuana, within the two public housing projects and other areas in the southern part of Puerto Rico, all for financial gain and profit.

09/30/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Ozgur Mavruk, 37, was removed from the United States via a commercial air flight and transferred into the custody of Turkish law enforcement authorities.

09/30/2019
Orlando, FL
Enforcement and Removal
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The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the agency’s commitment to strengthen its relationship and collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, particularly as it pertains to services and tools available to Mexican nationals under ICE custody in Northern and Central Florida.

09/30/2019
Laredo, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Rosa Elia Amaya, 27, from Laredo, entered her guilty plea Sept. 30 before U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo. Judge Marmolejo is expected to impose Amaya’s sentence at a later date.

09/30/2019
Pocatello, ID
Child Exploitation

Vincent Miera, 53, of Chubbuck, Idaho, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 235 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for distributing sexually explicit images of minors.

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