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04/06/2012
Boston, MA
Operational
A Minnesota man was charged today in federal court with hacking a protected computer and obtaining personal information of his co-workers. The charge is the result of an investigation being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/29/2013
Bowling Green, KY
Operational
Two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green, Ky., were sentenced Tuesday to lengthy prison terms after admitting to using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against U.S. soldiers in Iraq and attempting to send weapons and money to Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) to kill U.S. soldiers.
07/02/2015
Brasilia, Brazil
Operational
ICE Director Sarah Saldaña and Maria Alice Nascimento Souza, director of the PRF, signed the bilateral agreement on behalf of both agencies. The declaration focuses on bilateral work to combat transnational criminal organizations operating in Brazil with a nexus to the United States.
01/20/2015
Brasilia, Brazil
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On Friday, HSI special agent Alvin Medina was recognized by U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde for his outstanding support during the vice president’s Brazil visit during the 2014 World Cup.
09/26/2013
Brooklyn, NY
Operational
Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry was arraigned Wednesday on a superseding indictment charging him with conspiring to commit murder in a foreign county, transmitting threats via interstate communications and visa fraud.
04/08/2011
Brownsville, TX
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Earlier this year, U.S. ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty while driving between Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico. Jaime Zapata's hometown of Brownsville, Texas, held a special ceremony to rename a street close to Zapata's parents' home, Jaime J. Zapata Avenue.
06/19/2012
Brownsville, TX
Operational
A Mexican national pleaded guilty Tuesday for being an illegal alien possessing a firearm. Luis Ivan Nino-Duenes admitted he illegally entered the United States, and that at the time of his arrest he possessed a customized gold, diamond and ruby encrusted Colt .38-caliber handgun.
10/10/2012
Brownsville, TX
Operational
A Gulf Cartel organizer and five of his associates were sentenced Wednesday after they were convicted for bribing a public official, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
02/21/2011
Brownsville, TX
Operational
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ICE Director John Morton's remarks from the funeral of special agent Jaime J. Zapata
09/07/2011
Brunswick, GA
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ICE Director John Morton and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Director Connie Patrick officially opened the ICE Academy complex during a joint ribbon cutting ceremony held at the FLETC headquarters Wednesday.
06/21/2013
Brunswick, GA
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Twenty members of the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, Criminal Investigation Department will join the fight against transnational organized crime following their graduation Friday from an elite training program in the United States.
06/02/2017
Buffalo, NY
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The New York Attorney General’s Office announced Friday the indictment of 106 individuals charged with conspiring in two major drug trafficking organizations that transported heroin, fentanyl and crack and powder cocaine to the area.

07/12/2017
Buffalo, NY
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More than 30 officers from eight agencies took part in the Miracle League of Western New York’s (WNY) Law Enforcement Day at Grand Island, New York.
11/24/2014
Buffalo, NY
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The members of ICE’s Buffalo SRT are no strangers to dealing with adverse situations, training to protect our country and ensuring public safety, but they’re the first to admit, tackling the extreme snow here is a challenge — a challenge so demanding, the Buffalo ICE Field Office Director Michael Phillips authorized deployment Nov. 20 of the SRT to assist the Erie County Emergency Command Center in humanitarian relief efforts in the aftermath of the monster storm.
03/26/2012
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.
08/11/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational

As special agent in charge, Kelly, a 29-year veteran of federal law enforcement, supervises a cadre of special agents responsible for investigative work across 48 counties in central, western and northern New York State. 

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.
07/01/2015
Buffalo, NY
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Personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) were among the more than 1,200 law enforcement officials working together during the manhunt that began on June 6 and spread approximately 50 miles west of the prison.
08/14/2017
Buffalo, NY
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She encouraged leadership to make every effort to work closely with federal, state and local partners to keep America safe.

07/01/2013
Camden, NJ
Operational
A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman, Hope K. Kantete, was convicted Friday for her role as the leader of a ring responsible for shipping dozens of stolen and carjacked vehicles worth more than $1 million from New Jersey to Africa.
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.

01/15/2015
Cartagena, Colombia
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Special agents with the HSI Miami dive team provided the training, the first of its kind in Colombia. The training focused on techniques to help law enforcement identify contraband concealed in the hulls of cargo ships and in parasitic devices. The students were also taught evidence and cadaver recovery.
06/29/2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
Operational

Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 33, and from Brazil, has been charged with one count of intimidating a flight crew member or attendant and lessening or interfering with their ability to perform their duties, in violation of federal law.  The charge is contained in a federal complaint filed June 26, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

02/26/2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Operational

Information disclosed in the case shows that, on or about June 23, 2018, Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 34, a citizen of Brazil, was a passenger on an international American Airlines flight originating in Calgary, Canada, and bound for Chicago, Illinois.

08/22/2012
Charleston, SC
Operational
A group of 23 Mexican customs officers completed a rigorous 10-week training program modeled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Training Program to prepare them to more effectively fight crime along the southern border and within Mexico.

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