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07/25/2011
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and Department of Labor announced the selection of Pilot Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams (ACTeams) as part of a nationwide initiative to combat human trafficking. The initiative is designed to streamline federal criminal investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking offenses.
07/21/2011
Flagstaff, AZ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Four members of a Flagstaff family are facing federal charges following their arrest Thursday for exploiting Vietnamese nationals for nearly a decade in an elaborate forced labor scheme at their I Do, I Do Wedding Shop in Flagstaff, Ariz.
07/15/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Federal criminal charges have been filed against nine individuals connected to three separate maritime smuggling incidents here in the Southland within the last week, including a failed human smuggling attempt that ended Tuesday morning when a boat capsized while coming ashore at Crystal Cove State Park.
07/14/2011
San Juan, PR
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A Puerto Rican man was arrested Wednesday and charged with the recruitment and enticement of three minors to engage in commercial sex acts, following a joint investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Puerto Rico Family Department.
07/13/2011
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A man from Mexico, who admitted to taking hostages, was sentenced on Wednesday to 11 years and eight months in federal prison for his role in a May 2010 hostage-taking case, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
07/08/2011
Fayetteville, AR
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
All Around Landscaping (AAL), a Fayetteville corporation, was sentenced today to three years probation for harboring illegal aliens for financial gain, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's HSI special agents, with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Springdale and Rogers police departments.
07/01/2011
Sells, AZ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A Mexican citizen tracked down by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol agents Thursday is facing multiple federal counts related to human smuggling resulting in death following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/30/2011
Burlington, VT
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Alejandro Enrique Young-Hernandez of Hyde Park, Vt., has been charged with transporting women from New York to Vermont to engage in prostitution. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
06/27/2011
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Four men convicted of taking 10 aliens hostage, including one man who accidently shot himself, were sentenced on Monday to 11 to 20 years in prison for threatening their hostages. The investigation was conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) with the assistance of Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.
06/16/2011
Burlington, VT
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A fugitive, who was captured after an international manhunt led by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), was sentenced Wednesday to three years and one month in federal prison after pleading guilty to alien smuggling charges.
06/16/2011
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A federal jury on Wednesday convicted three men on all counts charged arising from a conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens to engage in prostitution.
06/15/2011
Tuscon, AZ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
3 sentenced in Tucson hostage investigation
06/14/2011
Newark, NJ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Six alleged members of an international alien smuggling scheme were charged in federal court Tuesday with smuggling hundreds of aliens from Brazil, India and elsewhere into the United States following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/13/2011
Atlanta, GA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Bidemi Bello, 41, a former resident of Suwanee, Ga., and a citizen of Nigeria, was convicted on 8 counts by a federal jury late Friday night on charges of 2 counts of forced labor, 2 counts of trafficking for forced labor, 1 count of document servitude, 1 count of alien harboring, and 2 counts of making false statements in an application.
06/12/2011
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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The segment focused on fugitive Eric Bell who's wanted for sex trafficking a minor and producing child pornography, among other charges.
06/06/2011
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Joseph Yannai was found guilty of forced labor and attempted forced labor on Friday following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He enticed women to travel to the United States from abroad so that he could commit sex crimes against them.
05/25/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) discovered 108 illegal aliens at a drop house in west Phoenix Wednesday.
05/18/2011
Scranton, PA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging five individuals with operating a multi-state prostitution network in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The defendants conspired to induce women...
05/17/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The last member a large alien smuggling organization, whose operation resulted in injury to 17 aliens following a single-vehicle accident, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than eight years in federal prison following an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP).
05/12/2011
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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A husband and wife from Brooklyn, N.Y., were sentenced Thursday to federal prison on charges of sex trafficking a minor, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Domingo Salazar and Norma Mendez used physical violence and intimidation to force a 17-year-old woman to work as a prostitute around New York City.
05/02/2011
Santa Ana, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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A key figure in a large-scale maritime human smuggling organization and three alleged accomplices made their initial appearances in federal court here Monday to face charges after a multi-agency law enforcement operation Friday, that began with the discovery of an abandoned vessel on a San Diego County beach and culminated with the arrest...
04/27/2011
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The phone rings at 1:32 a.m. At that hour, the news can't be good. The agent on the line received a referral from a local law enforcement partner who encountered an abused and exploited individual, potentially someone who has been trafficked for sex or labor. Luckily, a victim assistance specialist is from U.S. ICE.
04/27/2011
Kansas City, MO
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A local man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to five years in federal prison for his role in a criminal enterprise involving illegal aliens working in 14 states.
04/25/2011
Houston, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Two local men were sentenced on Monday to lengthy federal prison terms for holding smuggled aliens hostage for ransom payments, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
04/25/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Alexander Litt, 47, the owner of a company that provided illegal workers to hotels and restaurants in Pittsburgh and three other cities, was sentenced Monday to 56 months in federal prison following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Litt was one of six people indicted in a December 2008 investigation...

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