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08/22/2011
Bellingham, WA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A husband and wife from northern Washington state have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations that revealed the pair had hired and harbored an illegal alien domestic worker.
08/19/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Two suspected human smugglers are in custody following their arrest Thursday by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents assigned to the Illegal Immigration Prevention and Co-op Team (IIMPACT).Information about smuggling activity led agents to observe a SUV stop and nine people bail out and flee into the desert.
08/17/2011
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
HSI agents arrested Hak Tung Lam of Flushing, N.Y., Wen Wo Lam, 43, of Staten Island, N.Y., and Ying Yang, 30, of Flushing, for allegedly participating in smuggling more than 450 aliens into the United States.
08/15/2011
Santa Ana, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Samuel Martinez Gonzalez, who was charged with sex trafficking, is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest Friday night, when authorities rescued three teenage girls he allegedly brought from Texas for the purpose of having them work as prostitutes.
08/15/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
"Pedro Marcos-Marcos, an illegal alien from Guatemala, was sentenced Monday to 240 months in federal prison for overseeing a human smuggling operation that used a ""drop house"" in Lancaster, Calif., where illegal aliens were rescued in 2009 after being held against their will, denied food and physically assaulted."
08/05/2011
Miami, FL
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Two Mexican nationals pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to charges of conspiring to commit commercial sex trafficking of Mexican women, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/02/2011
Tacoma, WA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Edk Kenit and Choimina Lukas, a Micronesian couple living in Longview, Wash., pleaded guilty on Tuesday to document servitude in connection with an investigation involving U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The investigation revealed that the pair compelled the labor of an 18-year-old Micronesian woman.
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...

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