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07/13/2011
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
The leader and members of an international heroin trafficking ring have been charged with using couriers to smuggle heroin from Ghana into the United States, a sign of the growth of West Africa as a major hub for international drug trafficking.
07/12/2011
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Thirty-seven members and associates of an international ethnic-Albanian organized crime group were arrested for trafficking cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy (MDMA) and prescription drugs.
07/12/2011
St Louis, MO
Narcotics
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents on Tuesday seized 2,300 pounds of marijuana from a tractor trailer parked on Interstate 44 near St. Louis.
07/11/2011
Bangor, ME
Narcotics
Two Maine men pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug charges involving the distribution of large amounts of cocaine in a case investigated jointly with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/10/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Narcotics
A Nigerian man was sentenced in federal court on Monday to more than five years in prison for smuggling heroin into the United States from India.
07/07/2011
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics
Rodney Pena Mendez, the leader of a methamphetamine and marijuana trafficking organization in San Angelo, Texas, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine. The case is being investigated by the following agencies: U.S. ICE 's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), San Angelo Police Department...
07/06/2011
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized 850 pounds of marijuana in Tucson Tuesday night at a local equipment sales business.
07/05/2011
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
Ramiro Ramirez-Macias was convicted on Wednesday of smuggling methamphetamine and misusing a U.S. citizen passport during his smuggling attempt. The investigation was conducted by U.S. ICE 's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in conjunction with U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Department of State.
06/29/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Jose Ortiz Ortiz-Rijos, aka Piculin, a former member of Puerto Rico's Olympic basketball team, was arrested Wednesday on drug charges by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). A search warrant at his residence revealed a fully operational marijuana cultivation room.
06/27/2011
St. Thomas, VI
Narcotics
About 531 kilograms (1168 pounds) of cocaine with a street value of $16 million was seized from a St. Thomas residence on Monday by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department (USVIPD). In addition to the cocaine, ICE HSI special agents and USVIPD officers also seized two automatic pistols.
06/26/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
On Saturday, 132 kilograms (290 pounds) of cocaine with a street value of $11 million was seized from concealed inside a dump truck in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, by agents and officers from the following agencies: U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD).
06/22/2011
Scranton, PA
Narcotics
Cameron Jackson, 32, is charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. In December 2010, a search warrant was served at his residence, resulting in the seizure of drug paraphernalia, illegal drugs and drug proceeds.
06/13/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Narcotics
Oleksandr Skochyk, 34, and Yeveniy Suray, 28, both of Kiev, Ukraine, were indicted in April by a federal grand jury on seven counts related to the importation and distribution of anabolic steroids after an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Both men were extradited to the United States from Cyprus...
06/12/2011
Plattsburgh, NY
Narcotics
A federal jury found Michel Perreault, 48, of Laval, Quebec, guilty of attempted importation of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He was discovered to be driving a rental car loaded with about 44 pounds of marijuana while attempting to enter the U.S. at the Champlain Port of Entry in a case investigated by U.S. ICE's...
06/06/2011
Savannah, GA
Narcotics
Angel Gomez, 46, a native of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for his role in smuggling cocaine and heroin through the Port of Savannah. In March of 2010, Georgia Ports Authority Police became aware of three men, disguised as longshoremen who had disembarked the M/V Cosco Boston, a Chinese merchant vessel.
06/06/2011
Oklahoma City, OK
Narcotics
"In a coordinated operation on Tuesday dubbed Operation ""Kool Aid,"" about 100 city, county and federal law enforcement officers executed multiple federal arrest and search warrants resulting in charges against 17 defendants in separate complaints alleging two conspiracies to possess and distribute methamphetamine."
06/02/2011
Roma, TX
Narcotics
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ICE seizes 1,100 pounds of marijuana from bunker under south Texas garage
06/02/2011
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized 2,608 pounds of marijuana in a coordinated enforcement effort with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol (BP) and the CBP Office of Air and Marine (OAM) Friday morning west of Nogales, Ariz.
06/01/2011
Sacramento, CA
Narcotics
"A Fairfield, Calif., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally importing Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL), a chemical used to produce the so-called ""date rape"" drug that produces many of the same effects."
05/30/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
"Harold Martinez, a former federal police officer in the Dominican Republic, was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years and seven months in prison for attempting to commit robbery and drug trafficking crimes, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He was part of a group conspiring to rob a narcotics ""stash house""..."
05/25/2011
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
The last member of a local drug organization was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Tuesday for his role in a marijuana trafficking conspiracy that transported more than 4,000 kilograms of marijuana over 3 years. The investigation was led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/19/2011
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
A Whatcom County, Wash., man was sentenced Friday to 9 years in federal prison on Ecstasy distribution charges, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Harjinder Singh Brar, 36, negotiated with an undercover HSI agent in October at a Bellingham, Wash., Starbucks to sell 200,000 tablets of Ecstasy.
05/19/2011
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
Ferney Quinones De La Cruz, 34, of Colombia, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with others to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The case was investigated by the Panama Express Strike Force South, comprised of agents from U.S. ICE...
05/19/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested two Dominican Republic citizens and seized 56 kilograms of cocaine on Thursday during an operation that resulted in the sinking of the smuggling boat.
05/19/2011
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
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U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized 880 boxes of illegally imported drug paraphernalia, accessories and counterfeit goods from an Orlando business late Thursday night. Included in the items seized were bongs, pipes and counterfeit trademark items with hidden compartments intended for illegal drug use.

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