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11/29/2011
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
On March 9, 2010, Shawn Pound, 40, of Gowanda, N.Y., a New York State corrections officer at the time, possessed 190 images of child pornography stored on two computers at his residence in Gowanda. The two computers were seized by law enforcement agents during the execution of a federally authorized search warrant, and a subsequent search of the computers revealed the images.
06/25/2018
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal

The enforcement actions were conducted in accordance with routine, daily target operations carried out by ICE Fugitive Operations Teams with the intent to arrest criminal aliens and other individuals who are in violation of our nation’s immigration laws. The arrests took place in Albany County (14) Delaware County (3) Erie County (6) Genesee County (3) Lewis County (1) Madison County (1) Monroe County (2) Onondaga County (1) Ontario County (5) Saratoga County (2) Schenectady County (1) and Wayne County (1).

03/08/2013
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Graham Godbey was sentenced to two years in federal prison for possession of child pornography as the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Niagara, Canada, Regional Police Service.
07/01/2015
Buffalo, NY
Operational
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Personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) were among the more than 1,200 law enforcement officials working together during the manhunt that began on June 6 and spread approximately 50 miles west of the prison.
08/11/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational

As special agent in charge, Kelly, a 29-year veteran of federal law enforcement, supervises a cadre of special agents responsible for investigative work across 48 counties in central, western and northern New York State. 

01/15/2016
Buffalo, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Julio Francisco Alvarado was turned over to ICE in Buffalo, New York, Oct. 9, 2015, after U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered him at the Rainbow Bridge. CBP officers re-instated an earlier issued deportation order against Alvarado, who had a prior removal in 2004.
07/30/2013
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Steven Metz, 41, faces a possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 and a term of supervised release of at least five years to life.
10/24/2011
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal
A citizen and national of Mexico, pleaded guilty to re-entry of a removed alien. The charge carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
07/06/2011
Buffalo, NY
Contraband

Dr. Anthony Galea, 51, of Toronto, Canada, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, and faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and forfeiture of $275,000.

01/26/2015
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Daniel Huzinec, 23, allegedly shared photographs of male children engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a peer-to-peer website. This conduct included the sexual abuse of male children by adult males and male children engaging in sexual activity with other male children.
03/13/2012
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Daniel Nowakowski of Orchard Park, N.Y., who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/13/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to importing ecstasy illegally into the United States. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/02/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational
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The New York Attorney General’s Office announced Friday the indictment of 106 individuals charged with conspiring in two major drug trafficking organizations that transported heroin, fentanyl and crack and powder cocaine to the area.

11/16/2011
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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A former lawful permanent resident, who was once an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy, was deported Wednesday to Panama. He had killed two people during a 1977 hostage standoff at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The man was escorted from Buffalo, N.Y., to Panama by officers with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
04/16/2008
Buffalo, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The 11 suspects were taken into custody at the following locations: six in the Western District of New York, one in Bradford, Pa, two in W Va., and two in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
07/12/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational
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More than 30 officers from eight agencies took part in the Miracle League of Western New York’s (WNY) Law Enforcement Day at Grand Island, New York.
10/18/2016
Buffalo, NY
Worksite Enforcement

The men charged in the complaint were Sergio Ramses Mucino, 42, Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, 37, and Marguin Sanchez, 22, all of Buffalo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

01/22/2014
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Parminder Sidhu from Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to export from the United States five kilograms or more of cocaine following a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Peel Regional Police Service.
07/10/2012
Buffalo, NY
Financial Crimes
A federal grand jury in Buffalo has returned a 62-count Indictment charging 32 defendants with participating in a large scale international loan fraud scheme. The alleged scheme targeted more than 2,000 victims across the United States, and obtained millions of dollars. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations
03/29/2011
Buffalo, NY
Worksite Enforcement
Mexican national admits harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage
03/26/2012
Buffalo, NY
Operational
Tricia Griffith, 37, formerly of Niagara Falls, N.Y., admitted taking her child from a residence in Niagara Falls to Jamaica in June 2010. The defendant left the area without the knowledge of the child's father and in violation of a court order of custody issued previously by a Niagara County Supreme Court judge.
01/31/2011
Buffalo, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Federal law enforcement agencies came together in Buffalo to discuss unified enforcement efforts to attack criminal organizations who attempt to enslave innocent victims at a public event hosted by U.S. ICE and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York at Buffalo State College.The goal of the event was to highlight human trafficking...
06/16/2011
Burlington, VT
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A fugitive, who was captured after an international manhunt led by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), was sentenced Wednesday to three years and one month in federal prison after pleading guilty to alien smuggling charges.
01/11/2012
Burlington, VT
Child Exploitation
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) - working collaboratively with our law enforcement partners including the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont - had numerous prosecutions throughout Vermont in 2011.
07/14/2015
Burlington, VT
Contraband
Andre Clarke, 36, from Bronx, New York, was allegedly conspiring to distribute the drugs in Vermont from 2011 through June 2014. Clarke has been employed as a New York City police officer since 2002.

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