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07/11/2018
El Paso, TX
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HSI El Paso is the only SAC office physically located on the U.S-Mexico border. Its area of responsibility comprises the 18 westernmost counties of Texas, and the entire state of New Mexico, encompassing about 156,000 square miles.

06/29/2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
Operational

Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 33, and from Brazil, has been charged with one count of intimidating a flight crew member or attendant and lessening or interfering with their ability to perform their duties, in violation of federal law.  The charge is contained in a federal complaint filed June 26, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

06/22/2018
Grand Rapids, MI
Operational

Davi Sarah Bailey, 28, of Battle Creek, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint that alleges she threatened the sister of a 16-year-old identified only by the initials K.P.

05/22/2018
Boston, MA
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Teams from ICE's HSI Boston, the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. CBP partnered to engage in a large-scale, Maritime Active Shooter Exercise May 21, led by the Massachusetts State Police that took place  midstream on vessels sailing through Boston Harbor in Massachusetts.

05/16/2018
Pretoria, South Africa
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William De Vries was sentenced May 11, 2018, to 835 years in prison after being convicted on 107 counts for the unlawful distribution, sale and possession of child pornography. The 57-year-old Johannesburg, South Africa, man was found guilty May 3, a conviction that came after nine years of delayed efforts and complications.

04/27/2018
New York, NY
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Omar Adonis Guzman-Martinez, 46, planned and caused others to carry out those crimes while incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix, New Jersey (“FCI Fort Dix”), using contraband cellphones to stalk, threaten, and induce others to commit crimes of violence against his victims.

04/24/2018
Syracuse, NY
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HSI Syracuse primarily investigates contraband smuggling, child exploitation and counter proliferation cases. Because of the nexus to the border, the narcotics coming to and from Canada present a unique challenge for HSI Syracuse special agents. High-grade marijuana is often headed southbound, while cocaine is being funneled to the north.

04/23/2018
Washington, DC
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Dr. Wasser’s work has led to prosecutions of major multinational ivory traffickers that reflected his extensive collaboration with ICE HSI, the International Consortium on Combatting Wildlife Crime, INTERPOL, the Task Force on Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of State and wildlife authorities in numerous source and transit countries across Africa and Asia. The award was presented by Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington during a ceremony on April 10, 2018.

04/16/2018
Boston, MA
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“During those days, as now, for HSI Boston the phrase “Boston Strong” was and is more than a slogan, it’s a way of life,” observed Michael Shea, acting special agent in charge of HSI Boston. 

04/12/2018
Dayton, OH
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The IFPCU and C3 provided dark web and cryptocurrency training to over 400 state and local law enforcement personnel located in Michigan and Ohio over the course of one week.

04/12/2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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During this visit, HSI International Operations Division Chief David Magdycz presented RTP General Tamasak Wicharaya a recognition award for his offices partnership with HSI in furtherance of crimes against children investigations as well as a recognition award to RTP Lt. General Suttipong Vongpint for his offices partnership in furtherance of HSI investigations in the region.

03/28/2018
Nairobi, Kenya
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The enforcement action was the culmination of an investigation of an illegal tax and customs diversion scheme involving the diversion of petroleum tankers, prior to exiting Kenya to Uganda, and other neighboring countries.

03/22/2018
Philadelphia, PA
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When the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the entire city rejoiced. After all, it was the franchise’s first Super Bowl title, signaling the end of years of frustration and disappointment fans have endured in pursuit of an elusive championship.

03/22/2018
Texarkana, AR
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The search warrant was the culmination of an 18-month investigation. Based on previous investigative work, agents expected 30-40 individuals to attend the event and suspected a portion of those attendees to be illegal aliens. Upon execution of the state search warrant, agents encountered an overwhelming 134 people attending the event, 120 were taken into custody. Numerous people attempted to flee the scene on foot which made the assistance of CBP Air an integral part in apprehending suspects. 

03/22/2018
Washington, DC
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The ACA is Egypt’s anti-corruption, fraud, financial, customs and regulatory investigative branch. ICE’s HSI directorate is a critical investigative arm of the DHS and is a vital U.S. asset in combating criminal organizations illegally exploiting America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems.

03/21/2018
Manchester, NH
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Highlighting the major efforts the administration is dedicating to combating the opioid drugs crisis, President Donald J. Trump held a policy forum on “Opioids: The Crisis Next Door”  at Manchester Community College on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH.

03/20/2018
Mexico City, Mexico
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Amy Yu, 16, had been missing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, since March 5, 2018, and was believed to have left the country for Cancun, Mexico, accompanied by 45-year-old, Kevin Esterly.

03/08/2018
Fayetteville, AR
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Recent Arkansas legislation requires that Arkansas educators receive 30 minutes of professional development training each year on recognizing the warning signs that a child is a victim of human trafficking, as well as reporting a suspicion that a child is a victim of human trafficking.

03/07/2018
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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On March 2, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Santo Domingo Country Attaché Cesar H. Cabrera and HSI Representative Josean Santiago were awarded the Medal of the Order of Police Merit by the Dominican Republic National Police.

03/05/2018
New York, NY
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Aaron Brady, a dual citizen of Ireland and the United Kingdom, is the prime suspect in the murder of Adrian Donohoe, a detective working for the An Garda Síochána.

02/26/2018
Wilmington, NC
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For those who call it home, including personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Wilmington field office, the area’s southern charm provides the perfect combination of being a great place to live and work.

02/26/2018
Washington, DC
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The women and men of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) observe African American History Month throughout February to celebrate the achievements of their fellow citizens and the vital parts they have played in the history of the United States.

02/20/2018
Dallas, TX
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This indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox, for the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson of the FBI Dallas Field Office.

01/30/2018
New York, NY
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ICE HSI Supervisory Special Agent Celestino Martinez will attend the State of Union Address as a guest of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in recognition of Martinez's extraordinary work combatting transnational criminal gangs in New York.

01/17/2018
Washington, DC
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday, Jan. 11, the participation of ICE's HSI in the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team, a new group of prosecutors and investigators tasked with investigating individuals and networks providing support to Hezbollah.

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