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11/26/2019
Tampa, FL
Operational
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The purpose of the Teach-In is to encourage employees, businesses, community leaders, sports figures, local personalities, retirees, community volunteers and parents to become involved in education by sharing what they know with a new generation. The adults visit the classroom and talk with students about work, career challenges, hobbies and life experiences. They provide real life insights into work and careers and reinforce the importance of education for success in any occupation.

11/26/2019
Sarasota, FL
Operational
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More than 14 years ago, the life of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Matthew Brooks and his family was changed forever with the murder of his father.

11/04/2019
Cleveland, OH
Operational

Reuben Rankin, 34, was charged with one count of assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

11/01/2019
Seattle, WA
Operational
The graduating members consisted of professionals from Fortune 500 companies, the banking industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and a variety of small businesses. 
10/29/2019
Buffalo, NY
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ICE HSI Buffalo Task Force Officer Detective Theresa Nietzel of the Erie County Sheriff's Office was awarded HSI’s Human Trafficking Task Force Officer of the Year at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference this week in Chicago.

09/23/2019
Tallahassee, FL
Operational
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The purpose of Operation Na-Palm was to target the illegal harvest of Saw Palmetto Berries, specifically on Point Washington Wildlife Management Area, Deer Lake, Grayton, and Topsail Hill State Parks, as well as any private lands where written landowner permission is not granted.

09/10/2019
Dallas, TX
Operational
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Spradlin’s primary goal in his new position is to increase public awareness of HSI and its capabilities. He also looks forward to increasing partnerships with law enforcement agencies to help keep Texas and Oklahoma residents safer.

09/09/2019
Seattle, WA
Operational

The workshop focused on strategies to combat illegal logging and transnational crime in the 200,000 square miles of protected land in the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA), which is comprised of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

08/28/2019
Cocoa Beach, FL
Operational
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HSI Cocoa Beach responded to the Port Canaveral cruise ship terminal and arrested Joseph Lee McKinney, 40, of Leander, Texas, an inbound passenger, for making the threats online several days prior on a local hotel’s website.

07/24/2019
Washington, DC
Operational
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The National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC) was recognized for its efforts in identifying and combatting transnational criminal organizations’ (TCO) use of illicit value, including bulk cash, stored value and cryptocurrency.

07/22/2019
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Operational

Katrina (Katie) Lynn Danforth, 32, of Post Falls, Idaho, pled guilty this week to two counts of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire.

07/10/2019
Boston, MA
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The Independence Day fireworks display and Boston Pops orchestra concert celebration, held annually alongside the Charles River on the Boston Esplanade in Boston, is a nationally-televised public event designated as a Level 2 event under the Department’s Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) system which determines the risk level of public events that may be considered as potential threat targets.

06/18/2019
Washington, DC
Operational

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) awarded Friday a 10-month contract for technical equipment and supplies to continue identifying fraudulent familial relationship claims made by individuals entering or attempting to enter the United States using rapid DNA testing.

05/22/2019
Tampa, FL
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During the eight-week course, HSI Tampa agents introduced participants to national security, financial, narcotics, cyber, global trade, human smuggling/trafficking, and child exploitation investigations.

04/29/2019
Washington, DC
Operational

ICE is reallocating resources to the Southwest border to investigate human smuggling operations and the use of fraudulent documents to create fake families seeking to exploit U.S. immigration laws. 

04/24/2019
Phoenix, AZ
Operational
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HSI special agent John Shields was among law enforcement officers and prosecutors honored during a ceremony at the U.S Attorney’s Office for their work providing vital support and services to crime victims.

04/11/2019
Orlando, FL
Operational

A man was sentenced yesterday to seven years and three months in federal prison for forcible assaulting a federal officer causing bodily injury.

03/29/2019
Albuquerque, NM
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John Ford, 38, was arrested in the parking lot of a local hotel by HSI special agents and officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

02/26/2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Operational

Information disclosed in the case shows that, on or about June 23, 2018, Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 34, a citizen of Brazil, was a passenger on an international American Airlines flight originating in Calgary, Canada, and bound for Chicago, Illinois.

02/25/2019
Washington, DC
Operational

On Feb. 22, while being processed for release from DHS custody, a 24-year-old Honduran woman went into premature labor and delivered a stillborn baby at the Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC).

10/18/2018
New York, NY
Operational
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When Andrew “Andy” Borra boarded his flight from New York to Puerto Rico in September 2017, nothing could have prepared him for what he was about to see.

10/01/2018
Fayetteville, AR
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During his rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Kennedy first heard about a new program that was starting designed for wounded, injured and ill Special Operations Forces to receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills.

09/24/2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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The destruction – which marked the first time Vietnam has invited U.S. government representatives in Ho Chi Minh City to attend such an event – came on the heels of a visit to Vietnam by White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin and HSI Global Trade Investigations Assistant Director Alex Khu.

08/23/2018
Cherry Hill, NJ
Operational
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The National Football League has partnered with the USO for more than 50 years to honor and celebrate servicemen and women, veterans and their families. For the Super Bowl Champion Eagles, the franchise has recognized local veterans at each home game for the past several years.

08/10/2018
Nairobi, Kenya
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After facilitating the December 2017 signing of the official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Kenya (GOK) and NCMEC, HSI Nairobi partnered with both the AHTCPU and other stakeholders to ensure both the technical capacity and resources were in place to begin delivering actionable child exploitation leads to the GOK.

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