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02/17/2017
Cleveland, OH
Operational
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As Moreland reflects on African American History Month, he looks back in appreciation of how those in generations before him made sacrifices to make it possible for the opportunities of today.

02/17/2017
New York, NY
Child Exploitation

Alfred Pabon, 49, was arrested at his residence in the Bronx, New York. On the morning of his arrest, he had admitted to law enforcement that he had used his account to copy and forward images and videos containing child pornography as recently as within the last month. 

02/17/2017
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested by ICE deportation officers Friday morning at his Atlanta residence during a targeted enforcement operation in concert with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

02/16/2017
Riverside, CA
Child Exploitation

Jerry Glen Moran Jr., 63, of Perris, was taken into custody without incident pending an arraignment in U.S. District Court. Moran is named in a four-count indictment handed down Feb. 8 charging him with one count of advertising child pornography, two counts of distributing child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.

02/16/2017
Scranton, PA
Narcotics

Robert Benussi III, colluded with others to distribute drugs in the Luzerne County area in 2014 and 2015. The members of the conspiracy obtained the alpha-pvp from suppliers in China.

02/16/2017
Tucson, AZ
Child Exploitation

Nathaniel Tejeda, 30, of Reno, Nevada, appeared for his sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court Feb. 9. He was indicted in April 2016 for producing and distributing child pornography depicting infants and toddlers.

02/15/2017
Pocatello, ID
Child Exploitation

Erik Rodriguez, 25, pleaded guilty Aug. 24 and, according to court documents, admitted to possessing and producing child pornography.

02/15/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Marlou Mendoz, 61, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to three counts of failing to provide the required written notice to freight forwarders that she was shipping ammunition to a foreign country.

02/14/2017
San Juan, PR
Narcotics

Six current and former TSA employees, Jose Cruz-Lopez, Luis Vázquez-Acevedo, Keila Carrasquillo, Carlos Rafael Adorno-Hiraldo, Antonio Vargas-Saavedra and Daniel Cruz-Echevarria allegedly smuggled multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine while employed as TSA officers at the San Juan airport.

02/14/2017
Santa Cruz, CA
Transnational Gangs

The defendants charged with extortion are: Velarmino Escobar-Ayala, aka Meduza; Tomas Rivera, aka Profugo; Ismael Alvarenga-Rivera, aka Casper; Willfredo Edgardo-Ayala, aka Chino; Jose David Abrego-Galdamez, aka Largo; Melvin Lopez, aka Sharky; and Alexander Martinez-Flores, aka Pocar.

02/14/2017
Des Moines, WA
Child Exploitation

Robert D. Thorson, 58, was arrested May 30 after his girlfriend contacted the Des Moines police alerting them to sexually explicit images of minors found on Thorson’s phone.

02/13/2017
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

Alexander Greaux-Gomez, 39, was arrested at his place of residence in Salinas following an HSI investigation that revealed that he allegedly engaged in criminal sexual conduct with a 15-year-old female minor.

02/13/2017
Washington, DC
Statement
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Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a series of targeted enforcement operations across the country. These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.

02/10/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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Sebastian Medina-Cuabras, aka Carlos Lopez-Barraza, 39,was transferred to the custody of representatives from Mexico's Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration officials by ERO officers at the Nogales (Arizona) DeConcini Port of Entry.

02/10/2017
Sherman, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Arnoldo Antonio Vasquez, a native of El Salvador, is alleged to have concealed and misrepresented his involvement in the extra-judicial killing of 10 civilians in San Sebastian, El Salvador, in September 1988, when he was an officer in the Salvadoran military.

02/10/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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According to the indictment, from March 2014 through October 2015, the four defendants conspired to violate the IACA by displaying and offering for sale jewelry manufactured in the Philippines in a manner that suggested that it was Indian-produced and the product of American Indian tribes.

02/09/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Martires Molvan-Figeureo, 54, was escorted by ERO officers via an ICE Air Ops charter flight to Louisiana, where he then boarded a flight to the Dominican Republic, where he was turned over to local authorities.  He entered the United States legally, but failed to depart the U.S. as required.

02/09/2017
Detroit, MI
Operational

Forty-four BESTs currently exist throughout the country at major gateways to the United States like the Miami Seaport, the Southwest Border and the New York Seaport/Canadian Border.

02/09/2017
Corpus Christi, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Joseph Edmond Cleveland, 25, of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janis to 15 months in prison. In handing down the sentence, Judge Jack noted an aggravating factor that Cleveland attempted to use his status as a serviceman to avoid detection.

02/09/2017
Urbana, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud

Miguel Valencia-Sandoval, 33, of Champaign, Illinois, made his initial appearance in federal court in Urbana Thursday. The indictment charges Valencia-Sandoval with aggravated identity theft and making a false statement of U.S. citizenship in April 2012 on a U.S. passport application by allegedly using another person’s identity and stating he was a U.S. citizen when he was not.

02/09/2017
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Andrew Craig Sustaita, 30, of Spring, Texas, was indicted by a federal grand jury Feb. 1 on charges of producing child pornography.

02/09/2017
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

According to evidence presented at trial and court records, Ijaz Khan, 42, of Sante Fe, New Mexico, was part of a conspiracy that smuggled ancient artifacts into the U.S., including pottery and bronze weapons stolen from burial sites and coins from a cave temple in Pakistan called the Kashmir Smast.

02/09/2017
Norfolk, VA
Child Exploitation

According to court documents, Bruce Lee Scott, 30, received numerous images of child pornography through an internet-based file sharing program. After conducting a search warrant on his residence, investigators found that Scott possessed more than 1,000 pictures and 46 videos of child pornography on his laptop. 

02/09/2017
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

According to the one-count criminal complaint charging Misael Medero-Garcia, 29, with production of child pornography, from July 2015 through Nov. 2016, Medero-Garcia allegedly employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced a 15-year-old female identified as “Minor Female 1”, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.

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