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01/03/2020
Stony Point, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Jorge Flores-Villalba, 27, a Mexican national, was arrested by Stony Point Town Police Dec. 25, for fleeing from the fatal hit-and-run.

01/01/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Enforcement and Removal

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been notified about this death, as have the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, and ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

12/31/2019
Charleston, SC
Enforcement and Removal
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Carlos Bartolo-Rios was arrested December 19 by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, of which ICE and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office are members, after executing a state criminal warrant at Bartolo-Rios’s North Charleston residence for first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

12/23/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE ERO removed Sergio Leonardo Ruchtein Dec. 18, to his home country of Argentina where local authorities took him into custody. Ruchtein entered the United States on March 20, 2019 through Miami, Florida as a nonimmigrant.

12/23/2019
Denver, CO
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Jeffrey Mons Olson, who was indicted by a federal grand jury Sept. 5, 2019, is scheduled to be sentenced March 19.

12/23/2019
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate agencies have been notified about the death, including the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility. Additionally, ICE has notified the Nigerian consulate and Mr. Akinyemi’s next of kin.

12/20/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

Five of the criminal aliens apprehended were previously released by the city of Philadelphia due to the sanctuary city policies. The crimes of these individuals ranged from multiple DUIs to possession and intent to distribute Heroin, as well as violating U.S. immigration law.

12/20/2019
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program

Acting Deputy Director Derek Benner addresses the public misconceptions about ICE Homeland Security Investigations’ use of undercover schools – specifically the University of Farmington – to identify and disrupt attempts by foreign students and recruiters to exploit the nonimmigrant student visa system to remain in the country through fraud.

12/20/2019
Beaumont, TX
Child Exploitation

Alexander Nathan Barter, 23, from Joaquin, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to federal child exploitation violations, which included repeated interest in raping, killing and cannibalizing a 13-year-old girl as part of an undercover sting operation.

12/19/2019
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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ICE's HSI special agents and taskforce officers on BEST executed a federal search warrant late Tuesday night and discovered a tunnel along the U.S. Mexico border, seizing nearly 200 lbs. of methamphetamine, almost two pounds of white heroin, close to three pounds of cocaine, over six and a half pounds of fentanyl, in addition to arresting two individuals and seizing one vehicle.

12/19/2019
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Operations to combat counterfeit goods ensure public safety and national security by preventing dangerous and harmful goods from entering the market, promoting the integrity of legitimate trade systems and by efficiently utilizing resources.

12/19/2019
Tucson, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior announced the continuation of the Interior Repatriation Initiative (IRI) beginning Thursday, a joint agreement between the governments of the United States and Mexico to provide humane, safe and orderly repatriation of Mexican nationals.

12/19/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Mihae Park, 54, was sentenced by United States District Judge Josephine L. Staton, who scheduled a March 6 hearing on the amount of restitution to be paid. 

12/19/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Zoulin Cai, a.k.a. “Allen Cai,” 28, of La Puente, was arrested at his residence this morning on a federal grand jury indictment unsealed today. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment this afternoon in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles.

12/19/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Arlind Hyseni, 34, also known as Shpend Mazari, was removed from the United States via a commercial flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport and transferred into the custody of Albanian law enforcement authorities.

12/19/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Juan Ruiz-Espinosa is wanted by the government for homicide, sexual assault of a minor in the Dominican Republic.

12/19/2019
New Orleans, LA
Child Exploitation

Don Edward Pannell II, 32, of Harvey, Louisiana, previously pleaded guilty in August to receiving child pornography between October 2017 and April 2018.

12/18/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

A 40-year-old Seattle man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to seven years in prison for selling thousands of doses of fentanyl on various encrypted websites.

12/18/2019
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs

HSI Washington, D.C. marked a ten-fold increase in narcotics seizures from nearly 400 lbs. in FY 2018 to over 4,000 lbs. in FY 2019, and a two-fold increase in firearms seizures, taking nearly 100 arms off the streets of Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.

12/18/2019
Greenville, SC
Enforcement and Removal

Operation Noble Guardian is a focused effort by HSI to identify alien adults exploiting the U.S. border by arriving with a child in order to be deemed a family unit in an attempt to avoid detention, and who then after securing entry into the U.S. subsequently return the child back to their native countries where they are frequently used again by other adults to then enter the U.S. again as an alleged "family unit."

12/17/2019
Missoula, MT
Child Exploitation

Todd Louis Pajnich, 30, appeared Dec. 16 before U.S. Magistrate Kathleen L. DeSoto, who will recommend his plea be accepted by Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, who is hearing this case.

12/17/2019
Louisville, KY
Contraband

In the past three months, the A-HIDTA Parcel Taskforce has seized more than $350,000 in illicit proceeds, large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and thousands of THC vapes that are similar in appearance to nicotine vapes.

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