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03/23/2020
Yuma, AZ
Narcotics

Contractors working on the wall project had been moving soil in the area when they uncovered plywood and boards, which agents later determined to be possible tunnel shoring. After further excavation the incomplete tunnel measured approximately 8 to 12 feet below the surface of the ground at the location of the sink hole. This is the sixth tunnel discovered in the Yuma Sector area of responsibility.

06/06/2019
Yuma, AZ
Narcotics
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Over the weekend, HSI Yuma special agents arrested Angel Leon-Camberos, 26, and seized 527.3 lbs. of methamphetamine (approximate street value of nearly $7.2 million), 14.88 lbs. of high grade marijuana and numerous wax (marijuana extract) products with an approximate street value of $103,930, one AR-15 style rifle, one magazine, packaging materials, multiple cell phones and $15,295 in cash in a targeted enforcement action lead by HSI.

07/24/2019
Yuma, AZ
Narcotics
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On Thursday, July 18, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Yuma special agents arrested Alejandro Escobar-Rivera, 51, and seized 221.22 lbs. of methamphetamine and 5.0 lbs. of cocaine with a combined approximate street value of nearly $4.1 million, as well as multiple cell phones, in a targeted enforcement action led by HSI.

11/18/2013
Yuma, AZ
Worksite Enforcement
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HSI Yuma ASAC Jay Crede presents Jonathan Lines of Lines and Lundgreen Roofing and Insulation, Inc., with an IMAGE certificate during a ceremony Nov. 15. Lines and Lundgreen is the second Yuma company to become IMAGE certified.
04/22/2013
Yuma, AZ
Worksite Enforcement
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A concrete company became the first employer in Yuma to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in a nationwide program designed to strengthen hiring practices and combat the unlawful employment of unauthorized workers.
03/01/2018
Yuma, AZ
Worksite Enforcement
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As the 41st Arizona business to sign up for IMAGE, Spindle Cooling has agreed to partner with ICE and perform the actions required to obtain IMAGE certification. These actions include conducting a self-assessment of hiring practices to uncover vulnerabilities that could be exploited by unauthorized workers; enrolling in E-verify, an employment eligibility verification program; training staff on IMAGE Best Employment Practices and the use of new screening tools; and undergoing a Form I-9 audit by ICE.

06/30/2017
Yuma, AZ
Child Exploitation
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Aaron Turk, 31, of Yuma, who provided babysitting services at the residence he shared with his girlfriend, was re-arrested Thursday morning by HSI special agents after a forensic examination of his electronic devices revealed more than 500 images of child pornography.

01/25/2011
Yuba City, CA
Enforcement and Removal
On Tuesday, five northern California counties - Colusa, Nevada, Plumas, Sutter and Tehama - became the latest in the state to benefit from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) federal information-sharing capability that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime.
02/21/2020
Youngstown, OH
Enforcement and Removal

David Hernandez Colula, 34, was pronounced dead at 1:49 a.m. local time by medical professionals at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, where he was transported after facility staff found him unresponsive in his cell. Efforts by facility staff and emergency personnel to revive him were unsuccessful. The preliminary cause of death appears to be self-inflicted strangulation; however, the case is currently under investigation.

10/24/2013
York, PA
Operational
A female citizen of Antigua in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Wednesday at the York County Prison.
07/19/2016
York, PA
Enforcement and Removal

Alex Alexidze, 41, was repatriated to Canada via ground transportation under ICE escort July 19, from York County Prison and turned over without incident to the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency at the Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge.

06/12/2013
Yakima, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jason Jordan, a 34-year-old Washington state man who sold counterfeit air bags over the Internet, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Jordan admitted in a plea agreement that from at least July 2010 to August 2012, he imported counterfeit Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota air bags from sources in China.
11/19/2019
Yakima, WA
Child Exploitation

HSI agents were an integral part of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) led investigation, dubbed “Operation Net Nanny” and a partner agency within the WSP’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF).

01/21/2011
Yakima, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Fourteen individuals will make their initial appearance Friday morning in federal court here after being arrested by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on criminal charges related to an investigation into the manufacture and purchase of counterfeit identity and employment documents.
01/28/2016
Worcester, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Patria Zuniga, 53, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty to eight counts of wire fraud. Zuniga’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 24, 2016.

08/08/2013
Woburn, MA
Contraband

ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) presented the Woburn Police Department with funds obtained from a criminal investigation into a Boston-area precious metals dealer who attempted to smuggle large quantities of gold into the United States from Canada.

10/17/2012
Windhoek, Namibia
Operational
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At the seventh annual general meeting of the Africa Prosecutors Association (APA) held here last week, the U.S. government was represented by a senior official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/16/2015
Wilmington, DE
Management and Administration
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Special Agent in Charge John Kelleghan presented the annual HSI "Exemplary Partnership Award" to Delaware Child Predator Task Force/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) members for their combined efforts to investigate a group of registered child sex offenders in Delaware involved in the distribution and production of child pornography.
09/05/2017
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

“Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies” is a CNN Original Series hosted by former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. Each week, the series highlights true stories of America’s covert operations with first-person accounts told by the agents who lived it.

04/28/2017
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation

Scott C. Foster, 37, made his initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge on April 24, 2017, where his federal indictment was unsealed. Foster allegedly used a fake Facebook account under the name of “Chase Reacher” to harass, threaten, and coerce minor females into making and sending sexually explicit photographs.

11/21/2012
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation
Scott Allen Rupert pleaded guilty Wednesday for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. The plea is the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations. This is the second time Rupert has been arrested and charged with online child enticement offenses. He was arrested in April 2006 in a similar online sting operation.
02/26/2014
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation
Kirk A. Simmons, 59, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release following his prison sentence of at least five years to life. Simmons also will be required to register as a sex offender in any U.S. jurisdiction in which he lives, works or attends school.
09/10/2015
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation
Carl McBride, age 50, of Claymont, Delaware, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years, in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of at least five years to life following his prison sentence. He also will be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he resides, works or attends school.
07/25/2018
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation

Miguel Pagan, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography on April 25, 2018.

10/07/2014
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Dmitry Ustinov, 53, of Moscow, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In July, he pleaded guilty to conspiring to export the high-tech military technology, in violation of federal law.

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