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04/12/2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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During this visit, HSI International Operations Division Chief David Magdycz presented RTP General Tamasak Wicharaya a recognition award for his offices partnership with HSI in furtherance of crimes against children investigations as well as a recognition award to RTP Lt. General Suttipong Vongpint for his offices partnership in furtherance of HSI investigations in the region.

03/28/2018
Nairobi, Kenya
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The enforcement action was the culmination of an investigation of an illegal tax and customs diversion scheme involving the diversion of petroleum tankers, prior to exiting Kenya to Uganda, and other neighboring countries.

03/22/2018
Philadelphia, PA
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When the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the entire city rejoiced. After all, it was the franchise’s first Super Bowl title, signaling the end of years of frustration and disappointment fans have endured in pursuit of an elusive championship.

03/22/2018
Texarkana, AR
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The search warrant was the culmination of an 18-month investigation. Based on previous investigative work, agents expected 30-40 individuals to attend the event and suspected a portion of those attendees to be illegal aliens. Upon execution of the state search warrant, agents encountered an overwhelming 134 people attending the event, 120 were taken into custody. Numerous people attempted to flee the scene on foot which made the assistance of CBP Air an integral part in apprehending suspects. 

03/22/2018
Washington, DC
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The ACA is Egypt’s anti-corruption, fraud, financial, customs and regulatory investigative branch. ICE’s HSI directorate is a critical investigative arm of the DHS and is a vital U.S. asset in combating criminal organizations illegally exploiting America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems.

03/21/2018
Manchester, NH
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Highlighting the major efforts the administration is dedicating to combating the opioid drugs crisis, President Donald J. Trump held a policy forum on “Opioids: The Crisis Next Door”  at Manchester Community College on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH.

03/20/2018
Mexico City, Mexico
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Amy Yu, 16, had been missing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, since March 5, 2018, and was believed to have left the country for Cancun, Mexico, accompanied by 45-year-old, Kevin Esterly.

03/08/2018
Fayetteville, AR
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Recent Arkansas legislation requires that Arkansas educators receive 30 minutes of professional development training each year on recognizing the warning signs that a child is a victim of human trafficking, as well as reporting a suspicion that a child is a victim of human trafficking.

03/07/2018
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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On March 2, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Santo Domingo Country Attaché Cesar H. Cabrera and HSI Representative Josean Santiago were awarded the Medal of the Order of Police Merit by the Dominican Republic National Police.

03/05/2018
New York, NY
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Aaron Brady, a dual citizen of Ireland and the United Kingdom, is the prime suspect in the murder of Adrian Donohoe, a detective working for the An Garda Síochána.

02/26/2018
Wilmington, NC
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For those who call it home, including personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Wilmington field office, the area’s southern charm provides the perfect combination of being a great place to live and work.

02/26/2018
Washington, DC
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The women and men of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) observe African American History Month throughout February to celebrate the achievements of their fellow citizens and the vital parts they have played in the history of the United States.

02/20/2018
Dallas, TX
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This indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox, for the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson of the FBI Dallas Field Office.

01/30/2018
New York, NY
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ICE HSI Supervisory Special Agent Celestino Martinez will attend the State of Union Address as a guest of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in recognition of Martinez's extraordinary work combatting transnational criminal gangs in New York.

01/17/2018
Washington, DC
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday, Jan. 11, the participation of ICE's HSI in the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team, a new group of prosecutors and investigators tasked with investigating individuals and networks providing support to Hezbollah.

01/17/2018
Largo, FL
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Recognizing these challenges, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) worked with ICE to develop a new process to clarify that aliens held by these jurisdictions are held under the color of federal authority, thereby affording local law enforcement liability protection from potential litigation as a result of faithfully executing their public safety duties.

01/11/2018
Detroit, MI
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It was approximately one year ago that Forys, an ICE HSI Detroit special agent, and nearly 200 other law enforcement personnel descended on the Victory Inn in one of the largest human trafficking enforcement operations in Detroit history.

12/05/2017
Washington, DC
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Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers, the results of a year-long return to enforcing the law, upholding the integrity of our lawful immigration system, and keeping America safe. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide, 303,916 of which were along the Southwest border, underscoring the need for a physical barrier at the border.

11/15/2017
Tampa, FL
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Participants for the academy were nominated by local HSI employees for inclusion in the program.  Once nominated, the interested community members had to submit an application and undergo a limited background check before ultimately being selected to participate.  The HSI Tampa Citizens’ Academy received more applicants than there were slots available so acceptance was limited, but the office is already looking forward to hosting the next class.

11/06/2017
Washington, DC
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The defendants, Jose Emanuel Garcia Sota, aka Juan Manuel Maldonado Amezcua, aka “Zafado,” 36, of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and Jesus Ivan Quezada Piña, aka “Loco,” 29, of Matamoros, Mexico, are among seven Mexican nationals who were extradited to the United States on federal charges in this case.  They were found guilty by a jury on July 27, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and sentenced by the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth.

10/26/2017
Jena, LA
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The busy LaSalle U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center opened in the fall of 2007. Located in Jena, Louisiana, a town that covers about five square miles, it functions as an ICE-dedicated detention center with a maximum capacity of 1,320 beds.

10/18/2017
Cheyenne, WY
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HSI Cheyenne investigates a wide range of crimes including cybercrime, child pornography, money laundering and cultural property. Additionally, special agents are routinely on high alert for drug trafficking as Wyoming is a “pass through” state for criminals who make their way from source states to end-user states such as California or Midwestern states such as Minnesota.

10/12/2017
Columbus, OH
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"This dedicated group of special agents are among the best and brightest at HSI and are very deserving of this honor," said Steve Francis, special agent in charge of HSI Detroit, which oversees Michigan and Ohio. " The significant results of these task forces speak for themselves and to the powerful force multiplier of collaboration. I commend all the award recipients honored today and I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with every member of the task force.”

09/24/2017
Philadelphia, PA
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On Sunday, Sept. 24, Assistant Field Office Director (AFOD) Brian McShane was one of the first people to arrive on the scene of a plane crash. Upon hearing a loud crash near his home, McShane rushed to the scene with ICE issued first aid equipment.

09/17/2017
Tampa, FL
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“I couldn’t have asked for a better dog,” Gaertner said. “We instantly connected. He was my stabilizer. If I would stumble, he would be my cane. He was my balancer with my prosthetics. He knows the difference of my being in a [wheel]chair versus not being in a chair.”

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