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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.
05/18/2011
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
18 individuals have been arrested for their alleged roles in an international conspiracy trafficking more than 4.4 million grams of khat (leaves that contain the drug cathinone, an addictive stimulant) throughout the United States. 10 were captured in Northern Virginia, two in Maryland, four in New York, and two in Ohio...
05/16/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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"Drug traffickers suffered yet another setback today. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers stopped ""The Islander,"" a ferry boat carrying vehicles from neighboring island Vieques, for a routine inspection."
05/12/2011
Falcon Dam, TX
Narcotics
A three-time convicted drug trafficker was sentenced Friday to serve a lifetime prison term, following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/11/2011
Savannah, GA
Narcotics
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Jose Orlando Garcia Duran, 33, a native of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced Wednesday to 286 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling cocaine and heroin through the Port of Savannah. The case was the result of a joint investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
05/09/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested Eliezer Delgado-Ramos, 44, and Julio E. Melendez-Rivera, 25, both of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and Inocencio Santana-Nieves, 29, of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, and Raymond Gonzalez-Mercado, 33, of San Juan, and seized more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine worth about $26 million.
05/08/2011
Beaumont, TX
Narcotics
Two men were sentenced on Thursday to federal prison for their part in a wide-scale drug trafficking conspiracy. The investigation was led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Ramon Anthony Nunez, 38, of Allentown, Pa., pleaded guilty on Sep. 22, 2010 to these charges and was sentenced to 17.5 years in federal prison and ordered...
05/05/2011
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
A federal jury on Wednesday found Hector Almedina, 25 of Orlando, guilty of conspiracy to import heroin, importation of heroin, conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. The case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Orange County Sheriff's...
04/27/2011
Detroit, MI
Narcotics
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Federal agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 12 individuals today for their role in two drug smuggling operations out of U.S. airports. All of the individuals have been charged with drug trafficking and related charges to include conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute and illegal importation of narcotics.
04/27/2011
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
A convicted drug trafficker and ring leader was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for possessing with intent to distribute 1,973 kilograms (4,341 pounds) of marijuana in June 2005.
04/27/2011
Missoula, MT
Narcotics
Two Montana residents were sentenced on Thursday following their guilty pleas to distributing methamphetamine.
04/26/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Angel Ayala-Vazquez and his brother Luis X. Cruz-Vazquez were found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute narcotics within Puerto Rico and from Puerto Rico to several eastern seaboard states, following a joint investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
04/24/2011
San Diego, CA
Narcotics
Carlos Cunningham Jr. was sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute about 10 tons of marijuana that had been smuggled through a sophisticated tunnel on the San Diego-Tijuana border that was discovered in November 2010 by agents from the San Diego Tunnel Task Force in one of the largest...
04/20/2011
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
A former Sullivan City police chief was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison without parole for drug-trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
04/19/2011
Colorado Springs, CO
Narcotics
Federal agents led by the DEA, working closely with local and state law enforcement arrested 15 people from southern Colorado who had been named in four separate indictments for drug trafficking offenses. Law enforcement in Colorado became aware that three aliens involved in the drug-trafficking organization were transporting illegal aliens...
04/13/2011
San Diego, CA
Narcotics
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In 2008, within 24 hours, five teenagers were apprehended at the San Ysidro Port in San Diego, Calif., and the Calexico Port in Imperial Valley, Calif. Each of them had narcotics strapped to their torsos and legs. Drug smuggling organizations had enlisted the teens' assistance in smuggling narcotics into the United States.
04/10/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
An airline baggage handler was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison for his role in attempting to import drugs aboard a U.S. Airways flight from Jamaica.
04/10/2011
Charlotte, NC
Narcotics
Seven men have been sentenced in Charlotte for drug trafficking-related offenses, following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, with the assistance of the Union County Sheriff's Office.
04/10/2011
Dallas, TX
Narcotics
A lawyer practicing in Laredo, Texas, pleaded guilty on Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez to a one-count Information charging interstate travel in aid of racketeering, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas.
04/07/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
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Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, assisted by local police from Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pa., along with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), have filed criminal charges against twelve suspects accused of operating a wide-reaching drug network based in southeastern Pennsylvania.
04/07/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners arrested, arrested two suspected Dominican Republic smugglers Thursday. Law enforcement also seized a 20-foot yola (boat) and 155 pounds of cocaine, with an approximately street value of $1.6 million.

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