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05/10/2012
New York, NY
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A former New York City police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday for participating in a violent robbery crew.
05/10/2012
San Juan, PR
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Law enforcement authorities made six arrests and seized illegal weapons and drugs this week in Puerto Rico as part of Operation Caribbean Resilience, a joint initiative led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that includes the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) and the San Juan Police Department (SJPD).
05/03/2012
Baltimore, MD
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A Washington, D.C., man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles, following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/23/2012
Baltimore, MD
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Two Baltimore warehouse owners, Gregg Lee Purbaugh and Kenneth Trainum, pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport stolen nickel briquettes stored next to their warehouse, which had been imported through the Port of Baltimore, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/17/2012
Gulfport, MS
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A Texas man was sentenced to 40 months in prison Wednesday following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Gulf Coast Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), the FBI and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department in Mississippi.
04/12/2012
Philadelphia, PA
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A Pennsylvania man was charged Thursday for smuggling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis pills into the United States. This case is being investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
03/15/2012
Del Rio, TX
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According to information provided in court, Guevara and Rodriguez were the leaders of a criminal group of seven individuals that picked up guns and ammunition in Dallas and Austin, Texas, and then smuggled them into Mexico through Eagle Pass, Texas.
03/02/2012
Honolulu, HI
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A former Kauai doctor has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on multiple counts of illegally dispensing controlled substances following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations.
02/23/2012
El Paso, TX
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"ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) special agents arrested El Paso County Precinct 3 Commissioner Guillermo ""Willie"" Gandara Jr on Feb. 22 and his associate Juan Canales on Feb. 23. Both are charged with federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges. "
02/21/2012
San Juan, PR
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"The San Juan-based, multi-agency Border Enforcement Security Task Force arrested seven individuals and seized illegal guns and drugs during a five-day operation called ""Operation Night Creepers"" in the municipality of Loiza, Puerto Rico."
02/01/2012
Detroit, MI
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Twelve individuals were charged in an indictment for their role in a significant drug distribution operation that allegedly trafficked over 30 kilograms of heroin, 12 kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 pounds of marijuana and laundered in excess of $21 million. The joint investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...
01/31/2012
Los Angeles, CA
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"The two owners of LA-based Angel Toy Company, Meichun Cheng Huang and Ling Yu, were sentenced Tuesday to over three years in federal prison for their roles in a cash ""structuring"" scheme that prosecutors say was linked to the Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE) that allows drug cartels to launder the proceeds of their narcotics trafficking."
01/06/2012
Birmingham, AL
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A federal judge in Alabama issued a forfeiture order for a Douglas AD-4N Skyraider aircraft after an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) determined that it had been smuggled into the United States illegally.
12/12/2011
San Juan, PR
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the U.S. Marshals, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) and the Dominican Republic National Police (DRNP), arrested one of the most notorious drug traffickers Friday in the Caribbean Basin in the Dominican Republic.
12/08/2011
Laredo, TX
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Pedro Navarro Jr., the leader of a drug trafficking and money laundering organization operating near Zapata, Texas, pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in moving marijuana and methamphetamines and laundering proceeds from drug sales. The case is a result of a three-year investigation by various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
12/07/2011
El Paso, TX
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Six of the seven members of an El Paso-based criminal organization that trafficked drugs and guns remain in federal custody after their arrest Nov. 30 by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other agencies. Authorities seized about 160 pounds of marijuana and 10 firearms.
11/29/2011
Jacksonville, FL
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Three people accused of misclassifying Chinese honey as rice fructose in order to avoid more than $1 million in duties have been indicted in federal court on charges related to smuggling goods into the United States and providing false descriptions of the merchandise.
11/18/2011
Brownsville, TX
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The criminal enterprise, known as the Gulf Cartel, was headquartered in Matamoros, Mexico, and allegedly imports, warehouses, transports and distributes tons of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.
11/17/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
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Four people have been sentenced for their involvement in a cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracy. These drugs were transported from Brownsville, Texas, to Atlanta and Dallas. Millions of dollars in drug proceeds received from those northern points were smuggled into Mexico.
11/07/2011
Bangor, ME
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A Canadian woman who was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border, and who pleaded guilty to drug and firearm violations, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison.
10/28/2011
Del Rio, TX
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Armando Sanchez was arrested following a joint search warrant executed on Wednesday that resulted in seizing drugs, ammunition, firearms and prohibited weapons. The investigation is being conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
10/14/2011
Lake Charles, LA
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Ten individuals were sentenced Friday for their involvement in a large-scale conspiracy to possess and distribute anabolic steroids in Texas and Louisiana, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and the Louisiana State Police.
10/10/2011
Tampa, FL
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A Tampa man pleaded guilty Tuesday to knowingly and willfully conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, and to conspiring to launder drug proceeds.
10/04/2011
Wichita, KS
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Esteban Ochoa-Almendariz, 24, who resided in Wichita at the time of his arrest, was sentenced Oct. 3 in U.S. District Court in Wichita.
09/19/2011
New York, NY
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Twelve individuals were arrested for the illegal distribution and sale of unregistered and misbranded pesticides sold out of multiple locations in Manhattan, to include Chinatown. These charges stem from an investigation led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the assistance ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...

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