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01/09/2012
El Paso, TX
Operational
A cook at an area fast-food restaurant remains in federal custody after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested him Dec. 27 for illegally re-entering the country after being deported.
01/06/2012
Miami, FL
Operational
Spanish authorities believe Abdel Roca Teijelo used an ax to kill his employer and constructed a sarcophagus to hide the body.
12/21/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Operational
Oytun Ayse Mihalik, a Turkish citizen who resides in Orange County, Calif., was indicted Wednesday for providing material support to terrorists by sending money to Pakistan to help fund attacks against American military personnel.
12/20/2011
Washington, DC
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Julian Zapata Espinoza has been extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges for his alleged participation in the murder of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of ICE HSI Special Agent Victor Avila on Feb. 15, 2011, in Mexico.
12/16/2011
Indianapolis, IN
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Reporters toured the ICE HSI Mobile Processing Vehicle which is equipped with four booking stations where ICE HSI agents can interview and process subjects.

12/07/2011
New York, NY
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The Asian American Council honored James T. Hayes, Jr., special agent in charge (SAC) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York. Hayes received the 27th annual 'Federal Officer of the Year Award' at its annual inaugural ceremony on Nov. 18, 2011.
12/07/2011
Orlando, FL
Operational

The six individuals from Moldova, Russia and Ukraine had worked together in a commercial sex business that sought to make money by providing sexual services and other services for money in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and Massachusetts. They were found guilty Tuesday of federal crimes including conspiracy, traveling in interstate and foreign...

11/30/2011
Ft. Benning, GA
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They serve warrants under hazardous conditions. They secure the airspace over the Super Bowl in Blackhawk helicopters. They go undercover to dismantle drug trafficking organizations. The work of special response team (SRT) members is often grueling and so is the training they undergo at Georgia's Ft. Benning.
11/22/2011
Cartagena, Colombia
Operational

Last week, ICE and U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) -- in coordination with the Colombian National Police -- held a conference to promote the exchange of knowledge and skills in support of joint international efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations.

11/21/2011
Washington, DC
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More than 70 countries participated in the pilot program, which took place from Nov. 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011.
11/15/2011
Houston, TX
Operational
A 30-year-old Hempstead, Texas, resident and former student at Prairie View A and M University, was convicted Nov. 14 for attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
11/14/2011
El Paso, TX
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Christmas came early this year for Kyle Cox, a terminally ill teenager from El Paso, Texas who has always dreamed of becoming a law enforcement agent. On Nov. 3, agents from the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in El Paso made that wish come true.
11/10/2011
Gulfport, MS
Operational
The Harrison County Sheriff's Department was recognized by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the Partnership for Public Safety Award for 2011. Under Sheriff Melvin Brisolara, the department has provided dedicated manpower and assistance to the ICE HSI Gulf Coast Border Enforcement Security Task Force.
11/07/2011
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.
11/02/2011
Phoenix, AZ
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When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was looking for a community relations officer for the Phoenix area, Rudy Bustamante was the perfect fit. Two years into the position, he works tirelessly to educate advocacy groups, schools, neighborhoods, and local law enforcement agencies about ICE.
10/20/2011
Boston, MA
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the dedication of an expanded new state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Boston Friday.
10/17/2011
Minneapolis, MN
Operational
Andre George Mehilove pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday to manufacturing counterfeit postage-meter stamps in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). Mehilove admitted that he created counterfeit postage-meter stamps using his personal computer...
10/11/2011
Detroit, MI
Operational
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called 'underwear bomber,' pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to eight counts of terrorism-related charges. As Flight 253 was on descent on Christmas day, 2009 into Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the defendant detonated a bomb in his underwear, which resulted in a fire, but otherwise did not fully explode.
10/11/2011
Laurel, MS
Operational
A deputy from Jones County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Scott Paxson, was recognized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the 2011 Partnership for Public Safety Award. Paxson received a certificate and medallion from ICE Director John Morton.
10/06/2011
El Paso, TX
Operational
Mauro Antonio Rivera-Romero, an El Salvadoran national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Wednesday evening at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.
10/03/2011
Farmville, VA
Operational
A 33-year-old El Salvadoran national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Sunday afternoon at the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.
09/30/2011
Honolulu, HI
Operational
Twenty-four civilian contract employees working on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were arrested for outstanding warrants Wednesday and Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/26/2011
Newark, NJ
Operational
A 56-year-old Ecuadorian national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away early Monday morning at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J., due to an apparent heart attack.
09/21/2011
Wichita, KS
Operational
The former owners of Alnoor Grocery Store and a food stamp recipient pleaded guilty on Wednesday to food stamp fraud, following an investigation ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and other agencies.
09/20/2011
Mobile, AL
Operational
Leaders of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) for the Southern District of Alabama were selected as this year's winners of the ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Exemplary Partnership Award. ICE HSI announced the award during this year's annual manager's meeting on Sept. 13.

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