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02/07/2013
Denver, CO
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Taylor Smith Hills was arrested last week on drug-related money laundering charges and indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver Jan. 29.
02/01/2013
Miami, FL
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Each shipment consisted of hundreds of kilograms.
12/05/2012
Columbus, OH
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Columbus' recently formed Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force (BCSTF) has seized nearly $2.4 million this year in illicit proceeds from criminal organizations.
12/04/2012
McAllen, TX
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Deputy U.S. Marshal Moya is charged with assisting his father by informing him of the status of the undercover special agent in order to hinder and prevent his father's apprehension.
11/15/2012
Bogota , Colombia
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Freddy Mauricio Tellez-Buitrago and Adriana Gonzalez-Marquez were arrested today in Bogota for obstructing justice by selling sensitive and confidential U.S. law enforcement information to a narcotics trafficker, concerning prosecutions in New York. The arrests are the result of an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/09/2012
Seattle, WA
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"Roman Rosas-Martinez was sentenced Friday to 15 years for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. He was arrested during a three month enforcement initiative last year called ""Operation Center of Attention."""
10/23/2012
New York, NY
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A Haitian national, Benedick Dextra, aka Benedick Louis, pleaded guilty Oct. 18 for violating the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) security program. This plea comes as a result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) led Border Enforcement Security...
10/22/2012
Fayetteville, AR
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Seven people were sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for their roles in a drug trafficking and money laundering scheme that used Arkansas businesses to hide $315,000 in illegal proceeds from a California-based drug ring.
10/19/2012
Tampa, FL
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Two individuals from California, Maria Lourdes Aguilar and Victor Yanez-Gutierrez, were each sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison Friday for their leadership roles in a California-based drug trafficking and money laundering organization. The sentences resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations...
10/17/2012
San Juan, PR
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Two fugitives wanted for weapons violations and drug trafficking were arrested Tuesday in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, by members of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Violent Offenders Task Force and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents.
10/08/2012
Los Angeles, CA
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A body-armor-clad Boston man who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Japan Friday is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday afternoon on a charge of transporting hazardous materials after a search of his checked luggage turned up a smoke grenade, along with a hatchet, knives, other weapons...
10/05/2012
San Juan, PR
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Forty-four alleged members of a drug trafficking and money laundering organization were arrested Thursday in eastern Puerto Rico following a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Puerto Rico Police Department.
10/04/2012
Washington, DC
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It's the stuff television shows are made of-special agents and officers apprehending and interrogating smugglers who try to sneak drugs and other contraband into the United States. In a new National Geographic television series, viewers go behind the scenes with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/03/2012
Chicago, IL
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Nine Aurora, Ill., residents are facing federal narcotics and/or weapons charges for allegedly selling crack or powder cocaine, and in some cases heroin and firearms, federal and local law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. Another 10 defendants face similar state-related charges in Kane County.
09/27/2012
Buffalo, NY
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One officer and a former officer with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRP), and an associate are in custody in Canada Thursday following an investigation into a cheese smuggling scheme. The investigation is being conducted by members of Buffalo's Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST).
09/27/2012
San Juan, PR
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The sixteen individuals are charged in three separate indictments with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States from the Dominican Republic.
09/13/2012
Chicago, IL
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Another 17 defendants face related state charges in Cook and Will counties.
09/07/2012
Philadelphia, PA
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A former airline employee was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Friday after smuggling more than $150,000 on a commercial carrier from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to the Dominican Republic.
09/07/2012
El Paso, TX
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An indictment was unsealed Thursday charging four individuals with a cocaine distribution and money laundering conspiracy based in El Paso. These indictments resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/27/2012
Anchorage, AK
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A Hong Kong-based jewelry exporter and supplier to a U.S. cable shopping network pleaded guilty Friday to customs fraud charges and faces nearly $2 million in fines and restitution in a scheme discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Regulatory Audit Unit and investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/26/2012
Baltimore, MD
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Solomon Owusu Asare was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles in connection with a scheme to ship stolen cars from the United States to countries in West Africa for resale, and for aggravated identity theft related to his obtaining a United States passport...
07/24/2012
Newark, NJ
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Three individuals were arrested Tuesday in the Los Angeles area for shipping millions of untaxed contraband cigarettes from Port Newark, N.J., to California.
06/29/2012
Houston, TX
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A man formerly of Cypress, Texas, and Detroit, Mich., was sentenced Friday to 15 years and eight months in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
06/01/2012
Lincoln, NE
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Six people were indicted in federal court Friday for operating a smuggling ring that illegally imported cigarettes from Vietnam.
05/16/2012
Philadelphia, PA
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Gustavo Morales-Ortiz of Reading, Pa., was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for drug possession and weapons possession in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.

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