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10/26/2018
San Antonio, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Glenda Lissette Campos-Rivera, 24, and Jose Rosa Munoz, 28, both wanted for aggravated homicide were flown to El Salvador on Oct. 25 on a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s IAO Unit. Upon arrival, Campos-Rivera and Munoz were turned over to officials from El Salvador’s PNC.

10/25/2018
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program

SEVP plans to publish calendar year 2018 data during the first quarter of 2019. Future years’ data will publish in the first quarter of the following year. This will enable the public to review yearly trends in the international student population.

10/25/2018
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

On June 4, 2018, Corey Dean Frasher, 43, of Springfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a child, and to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

10/24/2018
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

David J. Cottrell, 28, of Niles, Illinois, is charged with two counts of transporting child pornography, one count of extortion, one count of inducing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, one count of attempting to produce child pornography, one count of producing of child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography. 

10/24/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

According to the evidence presented at trial, in March 2015, Wally Irizarry-Sisco transported an 11-year-old female to a motel located in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, with the intent to engage in sexually explicit conduct.

10/24/2018
Miami, FL
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Ivan Madrigal Zamora, 47, of Cuba, was convicted of two counts of forced labor trafficking and two counts of encouraging and inducing an alien to reside in the United States.

10/24/2018
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
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Intellectual property enforcement representatives met at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center in Arlington, Virginia, for the 2018 IPR Center Symposium: Leveraging the Influence of Social Media.

10/23/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Varley Ramos Costa, 53, a Brazilian citizen, entered the United States on an unknown date and place without inspection or parole by an immigration officer.

10/19/2018
Dallas, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Allen Nash, 31, was convicted in April of the following charges:  sex trafficking children; conspiracy to commit sex trafficking; sex trafficking through force, fraud or coercion; transporting a minor to engage in commercial sex acts; and illegally possessing ammunition after he forced two victims, aged 17 and 19, into the illicit sex trade in the fall of 2014.

10/19/2018
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Jose Osvaldo Melendez-Rojas and Rosalio Melendez-Rojas were arrested in February 2018 in Mexico to eventually face various charges in the United States, including sex trafficking conspiracy, sex trafficking of minors, interstate prostitution, alien smuggling and related offenses. The defendants who were extradited are charged together with three co-defendants, who were arrested in the United States in July 2017.

10/18/2018
Charlotte, NC
Enforcement and Removal

In collaboration with officers from ERO Baltimore, an ERO Charlotte Fugitive Operations Team located Alfredo Carreon-Lopez at a Forsyth County business Friday. Carreon is suspected to have fled the Baltimore area following the issuance of a Maryland state arrest warrant on charges of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor, first and second-degree assault, and multiple additional sexual offense charges.

10/18/2018
New Orleans, LA
Enforcement and Removal
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Jose Melchor Martinez AKA Jose Luis Martinez-Sanchez, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested Wednesday morning by an ERO New Orleans Special Response Team after executing a federal arrest warrant at a residence in Church Point, Louisiana.

10/18/2018
New York, NY
Operational
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When Andrew “Andy” Borra boarded his flight from New York to Puerto Rico in September 2017, nothing could have prepared him for what he was about to see.

10/18/2018
New York, NY
Financial Crimes

Basel Ramadan and Samir Ramadan were arraigned today in Kings County Supreme Court before Judge Danny Chun; bail for Samir Ramadan was set at $2 million cash or $500,000 bond. Fahd Muthana was arraigned on October 11, 2018 in Kings County Supreme Court before Judge Chun. All three defendants’ cases were adjourned to December 19, 2018.

10/18/2018
Salt Lake City, UT
Narcotics

The indictment alleges that Shamo intentionally and knowingly distributed a substance containing fentanyl, the use of which resulted in the June 13, 2016, death of a person identified as R.K. in the indictment.

10/16/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics
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The indictment alleges a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, including an attempted shipment on July 17 of 11.7 kilograms of pure methamphetamine from a post office in Garden Grove. Those drugs were part of a nearly 90-pound shipment that appeared to be colorful, decorative Mexican items, including replicas of the 500-year-old Aztec calendar stone.

10/15/2018
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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ICE HSI, working jointly with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force partners, seized 2,325 pounds of cocaine Oct. 13, from a go-fast vessel near Las Paulinas Beach in the municipality of Luquillo. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $29.6 million.

10/12/2018
Chicago, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Patrick Germain, 45, of Evanston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly and fraudulently attempting to export firearms contrary to the laws and regulations of the United States. 

10/12/2018
Providence, RI
Intellectual Property Rights
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The leaders of the counterfeit scheme, Stephen Russell and Robert Brown, both of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, were convicted in February and March of this year of trafficking in counterfeit goods charges in Rhode Island federal court; final sentencing in the case is set for January 2019.

10/11/2018
New York, NY
Human Rights Violators
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Javier Alfredo Valle Anaya, a 50-year-old citizen of Colombia, obtained his status in the U.S. through fraudulent means, which made him subject to removal. He was convicted in his native country on criminal charges for the 2004 murder of Alfredo Rafael Correa de Andreis, a sociologist, and his bodyguard Edilberto Ochoa Martinez.

10/11/2018
Miami, FL
Professional Responsibility

Gopaul Parmanand, 41, of Palm Beach Gardens, pleaded guilty to impersonating an ICE Special Agent by fraudulently claiming to be a federal agent and by carrying and displaying a fraudulent badge.

10/10/2018
Glynco, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers are among the most highly trained federal law enforcement officers in the United States. But who teaches them to be deportation officers?

10/10/2018
San Antonio, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Pedro Silva-Segura, 47, from Mexico but residing illegally in Laredo, Texas, was sentenced Oct. 10 by U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra to 108 months in prison. Since Silva-Segura is not a U.S. citizen he is expected to face deportation proceedings after he completes his prison sentence.

10/09/2018
Scranton, PA
Child Exploitation

Jason Keiser, 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 22, 2017, to the aforementioned charge. 

10/04/2018
San Antonio, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Gerardo Javier Carreon, 36, from San Antonio was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for his role in transporting illegal aliens inside a tractor trailer. On July 5, 2018, Carreon pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens.

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