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06/10/2015
Abilene, TX
Contraband
Chief U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced Abilene, Texas, residents Jose Cavazos, 51, to 108 months in federal prison; Travis Kyndall Longoria, 22, to 120 months in federal prison; and David Rodriguez, 25, to 30 months in federal prison. Judge Solis sentenced Brandon Johnson, 35, of Sweetwater, Texas, to 90 months in federal prison June 10.
02/10/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Contraband
Casey Wayne Stallings, 30, of Kirtland, New Mexico, was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison according to the terms of his plea agreement. His co-defendant, Jessica Chance Lucero, 25, also of Kirtland, pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony.
10/31/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Contraband
In addition to his 190-month prison sentence, Martin Moreno, 53, was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.
06/25/2014
Albuquerque, NM
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Those arrested face charges for their alleged roles in a large scale car theft scheme that shipped stolen luxury vehicles from New Mexico to Mexico in exchange for methamphetamine and heroin.
06/10/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Contraband
Lindsey Joe Brown II, 40, was also sentenced to serve five years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.
09/24/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Contraband
A Mexican national and a West Texas man were sentenced Thursday to lengthy federal prison terms for narcotics trafficking.
07/17/2014
Alexandria, VA
Contraband
On May 6, Anoushirvan Sarraf, 48, of Rockville, Maryland, was convicted of 13 counts related to his involvement in a scheme to illegally import thousands of vials of chemotherapy drugs, injectable cosmetic drugs and devices – none of which were approved by the FDA – into the United States.
09/22/2016
Amarillo, TX
Narcotics

On Sept. 20, Carlos Castro-Noriega, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 63 months in federal prison.  Last month, Judge Fitzwater sentenced Cristina Melissa Gomez, 24, to 46 months in federal prison. 

08/27/2012
Anchorage, AK
Contraband
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).
03/18/2011
Anchorage, AK
Contraband
A Mexican national living in Anchorage was sentenced on Friday to 15 years in prison for drug and firearms crimes, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/18/2011
Atlanta, GA
Contraband
Devon Samuels, 45, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer of Stockbridge, Ga., pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to conspiring to launder drug money and attempting to smuggle guns onto an airplane.
01/21/2011
Atlanta, GA
Contraband
ICE HSI special agents, working in conjunction with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), conducted search and arrest actions in Cobb County Thursday and Friday.
06/28/2017
Austin, TX
Contraband

Wayne Douglas Burnet, 64, from San Antonio pleaded guilty June 28 before a U.S. District judge in Austin to possession with intent to distribute between 50 to 100 kilograms of marijuana. 

05/03/2012
Baltimore, MD
Contraband
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).
03/03/2016
Baltimore, MD
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On the evening of March 1, task force members observed suspicious activity surrounding a recently landed private aircraft. Following a K-9 inspection of the aircraft exterior and baggage, a search warrant was executed and several bundles of U.S. currency were recovered.
04/23/2012
Baltimore, MD
Contraband
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).
10/01/2013
Baltimore, MD
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Ross William Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts and DPR, 29, of San Francisco, was charged in a three-count indictment in the District of Maryland with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, attempted witness murder and using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire.
07/26/2012
Baltimore, MD
Contraband
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...
06/08/2014
Baltimore, MD
Contraband
Eric Olaniyan must pay $65,040.46 in restitution. Upon completion of his prison term, he will be transferred into ICE custody for immigration removal proceedings.
02/20/2013
Baltimore, MD
Contraband
HSI special agents have seized approximately 100 pounds of marijuana.
02/13/2013
Baltimore, MD
Contraband
Federal criminal complaints filed in the District of Maryland charge four men, initially arrested and charged in Worcester County, Md., with gun and drug violations.
05/29/2014
Bangkok, Thailand
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In support of this Strategy, HSI Bangkok hosted the Advanced Wildlife Trafficking Investigations Training in Cha-am, Thailand, in April. HSI Bangkok was joined by HSI's Commercial Fraud Unit, FWS and Freeland, which is an NGO focusing on wildlife trafficking and human trafficking. During the 5-day training, instructors provided advanced investigation techniques to the participants through classroom lecture, practical demonstration and hands-on practice and application during real world scenarios. The focus of the training was the investigative steps leading to a controlled delivery. Fourteen Thai officers and six officers from Laos participated.
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.
03/25/2011
Baton Rouge, LA
Contraband
A Honduran man who attempted to distribute cocaine and smuggle firearms was sentenced yesterday to serve 78 months in prison, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

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