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01/08/2013
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Christopher Frick, 38, was arrested in March and pleaded guilty last October to the charges.
03/07/2013
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Micalia Valenzuela, an Everett woman heavily involved with a Mexican drug trafficking organization, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison following a probe by the Seattle-area Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), including ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/27/2014
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Harminder Singh Rai and Tuan Van Dang, two suspects arrested by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), made their initial appearances Thursday in Seattle federal court on charges they conspired to distribute more than 60 pounds of cocaine.
05/06/2013
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
James Postlethwaite, a Canadian man who smuggled drugs owned by the outlaw biker gang Hells Angels, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
11/05/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

The four properties were identified as part of an international criminal investigation that lasted several years. In March 2019, Qifeng Li, 41, Xiamin Huang, 39 and Qiwei Li, 45, pleaded guilty and admitted that they used money from conspirators in the Peoples Republic of China to purchase homes in the Puget Sound area.

10/16/2011
Sells, AZ
Narcotics
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Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Shadow Wolves patrol unit seized nearly two tons of marijuana on the Tohono O'odham Nation Friday.
09/12/2013
Shreveport, LA
Narcotics
Robert W. Scogin, 52, and Peggy S. Scogin, 55, both of Shreveport, admitted in their guilty pleas they purchased approximately 9,000 pills of Schedule II, III and IV narcotics in Belize to include codeine and dihydrocodeine
07/20/2014
Sierra Vista, AZ
Narcotics
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During the course of an ongoing drug smuggling investigation, HSI Douglas special agents developed information about a possible drug stash house located in Whetstone, Arizona. Agents initiated surveillance on the property and observed a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer pull up to the house. Subsequently, several individuals were seen loading it with bales of marijuana. Agents then alerted Sierra Vista police.
02/23/2014
Sioux Falls, SD
Narcotics
Brett Aaron McFarland was indicted Sept. 10, 2013 for conspiracy to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
03/28/2012
Snohomish, WA
Narcotics
Federal officers and local police took 23 suspects into custody and executed multiple search warrants Thursday in an enforcement action aimed at dismantling an international drug trafficking organization operating out Snohomish County, Wash.
11/12/2019
Spokane, WA
Narcotics
The asset forfeiture funds are the result of Operation Rocky Bear Paw, which targeted a regional drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The principal drug distribution activities occurred in the Grandview, WA, and Havre, MT, areas.
04/04/2018
Springfield, MA
Narcotics

Anibal Collazo, 24, of Springfield, Massachusetts and Berney Bermudez, 39, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, were arrested Tuesday after local authorities seized a kilo of cocaine with an approximate street-level value of $80,000 in their possession.

04/08/2019
Springfield, MO
Narcotics

Danny R. Jones, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 18 years in federal prison without parole.  On June 27, 2018, he pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute.

02/27/2012
St Croix, VI
Narcotics
ICE's HSI special agents, working jointly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers, seized 35 kilograms of cocaine Monday at the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport in St. Croix and arrested two individuals for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
07/12/2011
St Louis, MO
Narcotics
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents on Tuesday seized 2,300 pounds of marijuana from a tractor trailer parked on Interstate 44 near St. Louis.
09/23/2014
St Paul, MN
Narcotics
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This indictment resulted from a three-year joint investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Minneapolis Police Department and St. Paul Police Department, operating under the auspices of Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) designation.
02/19/2016
St. Louis, MO
Narcotics
Anwer Rao, 36, and Michael Lentsch, 36, both from of O’Fallon, Illinois, were each sentenced to 150 months in prison on numerous counts related to conspiracy to sell synthetic drugs, commonly known as “bath salts.”
06/17/2014
St. Louis, MO
Narcotics
The manufacture of synthetic drugs is a recent development designed to circumvent traditional drug laws. This is done by creating new chemical compounds that mimic the effects of drugs like marijuana and cocaine but purport to avoid the classification of a controlled substance because of a chemical alteration. Synthetic drugs are most frequently marketed as legitimate products and sold in typical commercial outlets such as convenience stores and gas stations.
10/05/2016
St. Louis, MO
Narcotics
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Members of the HSI-led Missouri Gateway Task Force were recently awarded the prestigious 2016 OCDETF Director’s Award for Group Achievements. The award was presented Sept. 29 at the RAC St. Louis office by OCDETF Assistant U.S. Attorney James C. Delworth, Eastern District of Missouri.

12/08/2015
St. Paul, MN
Enforcement and Removal
Malam Mane Sanha was sentenced May 22 to 36 months imprisonment following a guilty plea for conspiracy to commit narco-terrorism; conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States; conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC); and conspiracy to acquire and transfer anti-aircraft missiles.
06/27/2011
St. Thomas, VI
Narcotics
About 531 kilograms (1168 pounds) of cocaine with a street value of $16 million was seized from a St. Thomas residence on Monday by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department (USVIPD). In addition to the cocaine, ICE HSI special agents and USVIPD officers also seized two automatic pistols.
06/06/2012
Statesville, NC
Narcotics
Gary Richard Lackey was sentenced in federal court June 6 to 10 years in federal prison following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). In February 2011, law enforcement officers seized more than 400 pounds of marijuana from Lackey's residence and his business.
05/07/2013
Statesville, NC
Narcotics
Norberto Rivera Aguilar, 26, of Mexico, pleaded guilty one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

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