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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.
04/06/2011
Dulles, VA
Narcotics
In less than one week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, along with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents, arrested two Nigerian men allegedly attempting to smuggle heroin inside their persons. Both were arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport.
04/03/2011
Gulfport, MS
Narcotics
James O'Carroll, 59, pleaded guilty in U. S. District Court on Monday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. This followed the Nov. 21, 2010 seizure in Gulfport, Miss by ICE HSI special agents and other law enforcement of 4,497 pounds of marijuana from the motor vessel Sarah Moira, an 80-foot sailboat...
03/31/2011
Fresno, CA
Narcotics
An Oregon man convicted of serving as a courier for a drug trafficking organization operating in the southern San Joaquin Valley has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and several other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
03/30/2011
Charlotte, NC
Narcotics
Silas Mobley, Jr., 56, and his son and co-defendant, Marvin Suntate Mobley, 32, both of York, S.C., were sentenced in Charlotte to life in federal prison without possibility of parole for cocaine trafficking-related offenses, following an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg...
03/29/2011
Concord, NH
Narcotics
Luckenson Dorceant, 39, of Miami, Florida was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to import cocaine. Dorceant and a co-conspirator induced three women to travel from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic for the purpose of swallowing quantities of cocaine...
03/29/2011
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
An indicted was unsealed in federal court Wednesday, charging Juan Alberto Ortiz-Lopez, 41, of San Marcos, Guatemala, with federal drug trafficking offenses. Ortiz-Lopez's indictment was obtained following a long-term investigation by the Operation Panama Express (PANEX) Task Force, which is a multi-agency task force targeting large scale drug...
03/28/2011
Newark, NJ
Narcotics
Barrington Delisser, of Miami was convicted Monday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Hudson County, N.J., and elsewhere, following an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/27/2011
Miami, FL
Narcotics
The last two men involved in the Ayala drug trafficking organization, which was alleged to be distributing significant amounts of heroin throughout South Florida, were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
03/24/2011
Fresno, CA
Narcotics
The last of five defendants charged following a drug bust at a Mexican restaurant in Fowler, Calif., pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges stemming from a multi-agency investigation by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) the Drug Enforcement Administration,and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol...
03/21/2011
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
"A Canadian man who attempted to smuggle potent ""B.C. Bud"" marijuana into a remote area of Washington's Olympic Peninsula was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).Engine trouble prevented the men from fleeing back to Canada after being seen by a USBP agent."
03/14/2011
Bangor, ME
Narcotics
Shawn Perito, 34, had pled guilty to the charges on Dec. 6, 2010, following an investigation conducted jointly with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Perito was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.
03/13/2011
Mcallen, TX
Narcotics
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Agents with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Friday discovered inside a tractor trailer more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $6.6 million.

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