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07/20/2020
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Ukrainian nationals Maksym Nienadov, 36, and Volodymyr Nikolaienko, 33, pleaded guilty July 17 in the Southern District of Texas to conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit drugs and smuggling goods into the United States. Nienadov also admitted to introducing misbranded medicine into the U.S.

07/20/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

The 16-count indictment, returned July 8 and unsealed today, named Jacob Kolonis, 27, of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

07/18/2020
Washington, DC
Worksite Enforcement

Employers are required to monitor the DHS and ICE websites for additional updates regarding when the extensions will be terminated, and normal operations will resume.

07/17/2020
Washington, DC
COVID-19
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HSI launched a special operation – called Operation Stolen Promise – in April 2020 to protect U.S. consumers from the increasing and evolving threat posed by the pandemic.

07/17/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal

As of January 2020, Los Angeles ERO has lodged more than 20,600 detainers. Law enforcement agencies honoring these detainers play a critical role in ensuring criminals are not released back into communities to potentially reoffend.

07/16/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Unlawfully present Guatemalan national, Julio Andres Gonzalez-Palacios, 23, was arrested for assault and burglary July 9 by the Denver Police Department.

07/16/2020
New Orleans, LA
Detainee Death Notifications

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate agencies have been notified about the death, including the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

07/16/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Guatemalan national Fredy Alvarado-Calderon, 39, entered the United States at an unknown location without admission or parole by an immigration officer.

07/16/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal
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Ladislav Mikula, 60, was apprehended by Fugitive Alien Removal (FAR) officers pursuant to a targeted enforcement action in Compton, California.

07/15/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

David Paul Robinson, 31, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged with numerous offenses including the rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, manufacturing and dissemination of child abuse material, and other related charges. 

07/15/2020
Las Vegas, NV
Transnational Gangs
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During the operation, HSI seized five pounds of methamphetamine, $28,000 in cash, 14 firearms (9 long arms and five handguns), and six suppressors.

07/15/2020
Honolulu, HI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

As alleged in the superseding indictment, from at least in or about the late 1990s, up to and including the date of the superseding indictment, Michael J. Miske, Jr., aka “Bro,” John B. Stancil, Kaulana Freitas, aka “Shorty,” Lance L. Bermudez, aka “Hammah,” Dea Han Moon, aka “Dayday,” Preston M. Kimoto, Harry K. Kauhi, aka “Harry Boy,” Norman L. Akau III, Hunter J. Wilson, and Jarrin K. Young, the defendants, and others known and unknown, conspired to conduct and participate in the conduct of the affairs of a racketeering enterprise, the “Miske Enterprise,” through a pattern of racketeering activity.

07/13/2020
Miami, FL
Detainee Death Notifications

Onoval Perez-Montufa, 51, was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m. local time by hospital medical staff at the Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, Florida, where he had been receiving inpatient treatment since July 1 after reporting shortness of breath that same day to facility staff at the Glades County Detention Center.

07/13/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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ICE arrested Alvaro Cuatate-Xochicale, 57, and Miguel Guzman-Reyna, 58, both unlawfully present Mexican nationals, and Jonathan De Jesus-Lopez, 20, an unlawfully present Dominican national, in the boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx, July 6, without incident.

07/13/2020
Baltimore, MD
Enforcement and Removal

Kassim Tajideen, 65, arrived in Beirut July 8, on an ICE Air charter. Tajideen entered ICE custody June 11 at the Federal Correctional Institute in Cumberland, Maryland, where he was serving a federal sentence for conspiracy to launder monetary instruments in furtherance of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

07/13/2020
Detroit, MI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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HSI Detroit seized the internet domain “http://lafoauto.com/” pursuant to an international arms-trafficking investigation. HSI determined that more than 350 suppressors seized by law enforcement across the county were purchased from the website and smuggled into the United States from China as automotive parts.

07/13/2020
Baltimore, MD
Enforcement and Removal

On Wednesday, ICE’s ERO arrested Rene Atilio Ramos-Hernandez, 56, at his place of work in Washington, D.C. He is subject to a final order of removal from an immigration judge and will remain in ICE custody until his removal from the U.S.

07/13/2020
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal

The goal of the program is for participants to become familiar with how and why ICE carries out its mission.

07/10/2020
Denver, CO
Narcotics

Arturo David Aguilera-Viveros, 36, who was living in Adams County, Colorado, was originally charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.

07/10/2020
Ogden, UT
Enforcement and Removal

Unlawfully present Mexican national, Roberto Montes-Lopez, 37, was arrested without incident from the Weber County Jail after being released from custody.

07/10/2020
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation

According to court documents, on June 17, 2019, James Edward Groover, II, 34, of Antwerp, Ohio, returned to the United States from a three-day cruise to the Bahamas, carrying his cell phone and laptop computer. Upon his entry into Port Canaveral, Florida, law enforcement agents conducted a border search of his devices and located 4,638 images and 1,763 videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of infants, toddlers and prepubescent children.

07/10/2020
Corpus Christi, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Mexican citizen Ivan Dario Puga-Moreno, 31, was sentenced July 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to transport unlawfully present aliens into the United States causing death or serious bodily injury.

07/10/2020
Newark, NY
Financial Crimes

Bernard Lopez, 40, of Sayreville, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of bank fraud, one count of theft of government funds and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was arrested July 6, appeared July 8 by teleconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren F. Louis in the Southern District of Florida, and is expected to appear by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre later this week.

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