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01/10/2011
Boston, MA
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In federal court today, a Ukrainian man was convicted and sentenced for conspiring to violate smuggling laws by importing sperm whale ivory into the United States from Ukraine.
01/10/2011
Kansas City, MO
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A Mexican national was sentenced Friday in federal court in the Western District of Missouri for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and for illegally possessing a firearm.
01/10/2011
Los Angeles, CA
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Two Japanese nationals made their initial appearance in federal court here Monday following their arrest late last week at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly bringing approximately 55 live turtles and tortoises into the United States concealed inside snack food boxes discovered in a suitcase.
01/19/2011
New Haven, CT
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Waheed Islam, also known as "Walter Missouri, Jr.," 43, of Manchester, Conn., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford, Conn., to one count of possession of body armor by a violent felon.
01/21/2011
Atlanta, GA
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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.
02/10/2011
New York, NY
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Five individuals who are believed to have run a crack and powder cocaine distribution network based on Staten Island, New York, have been arrested, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)and the New York City Police Department...
02/11/2011
Miami, FL
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A Florida corporation pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday in connection with false statements made on entry documents for the importation of ozone-depleting refrigerant gas, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
03/02/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
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A sealed indictment charging seven Brownsville-area residents with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and/or laundering the drug proceeds was unsealed on Wednesday following the arrest of the defendants.
03/07/2011
Miami, FL
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Yuri Izurieta, 41, Anneri Izurieta, 46, and Naver Trading Corp., were charged on Friday with conspiracy to smuggle goods - dairy products that were at times contaminated with harmful bacteria - into the United States, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
03/14/2011
New York, NY
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"A Mexican national believed to be one of the leaders of the ""Los Gueros"" international drug organization appeared in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday to face drug trafficking charges, following an investigation by federal law enforcement agencies including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."
03/16/2011
Greenbelt, MD
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Montgomery County Police Officer Delores Culmer, 37, of Silver Spring, Md., was charged by criminal complaint on Wednesday with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and fraud in connection with computer use.
03/18/2011
Atlanta, GA
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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.
03/18/2011
Anchorage, AK
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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).
03/25/2011
Baton Rouge, LA
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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.
03/28/2011
Miami, FL
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Mark Platt, 52, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Shifco, Inc., of Hialeah, Fla.; and Northern Fisheries, Ltd., of Rhode Island, were sentenced Friday based on their earlier pleas to conspiring to mislabel seafood in a scheme through which Platt oversaw the false repackaging and labeling of 1,500 pounds of frozen chum Salmon fillets from China as from Russia...
04/11/2011
Laredo, TX
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A former local police officer was sentenced Monday to almost 25 years in federal prison without parole for drug trafficking and using a firearm in relation to the drug trafficking offense, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno of the Southern District of Texas.
04/15/2011
San Juan, PR
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Border security task force seizes more than $1.3 million at cargo facility
04/20/2011
New York, NY
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A three-month investigation led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into the smuggling of cigarettes from overseas through John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport has resulted in the arrest of a dozen individuals who have been charged with state tax violations and falsified business records.
04/25/2011
New York, NY
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Emmanuel Tavarez, 31, a former officer with the New York Police Department (NYPD) pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy charges of robbery and narcotics distribution and the use of a firearm in carrying out these crimes, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/25/2011
Miami, FL
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Van Bodden-Martinez, A Bahamian national residing in Palm Beach County, Fla., was arrested for attempting to import spiny lobster, queen conch and yellowtail snapper which had been harvested without a permit. The arrest resulted from a joint investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), North Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin...
04/25/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
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Five members and principal leaders of an illegal drug and money transportation cell based in Brownsville, Texas, pleaded guilty on Monday to smuggling into the U.S. and transporting hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, along with millions of dollars in drug proceeds.
04/27/2011
Miami, FL
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Brendan Clery, 34, of Miami, pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally importing about 278,256 kilograms of the ozone depleting substance hydro chlorofluorocarbon-22 (HCFC-22), following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division.
05/26/2011
Nogales, AZ
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Local agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are investigating an incomplete cross-border tunnel reported to the Nogales Police Department Wednesday. Investigators speculate the tunnel, when completed, would have connected with the drainage system which runs below the city and extends into Nogales, Sonora.
06/02/2011
Hartford, CT
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Anashe Ufumaka, 39, of New Haven, Conn., was sentenced Thursday to two years and three months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for dealing counterfeit currency and narcotics in a case investigated cooperatively with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/07/2011
San Juan, PR
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U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized 15 luxury watches with an approximate market value of $1 million and 16 classic and collection cars, with an approximately value of $2.2 million, this morning from members of the Jose Figueroa-Agosto - aka Junior Capsula - drug trafficking organization.

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