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06/27/2011
Seattle, WA
Contraband
Two men, who tripped a sensor on the U.S.-Canada border on Dec. 15, 2010 and were later found to be carrying more than $650,000 in U.S. and Canadian currency, were sentenced in federal court following their bulk-cash smuggling guilty pleas. This case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/29/2011
San Juan, PR
Contraband
One hundred fourteen individuals were indicted for drug trafficking by a federal grand jury on Monday. The object of the conspiracy was to distribute and supply controlled substances within the La Perla Ward housing project and numerous public housing projects, municipalities and towns in Puerto Rico for significant financial gain.
06/30/2011
McAllen, TX
Contraband
Woman tried to enter Mexico with more than $270,000 hidden in teddy bears and pillows
07/06/2011
Buffalo, NY
Contraband

Dr. Anthony Galea, 51, of Toronto, Canada, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, and faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and forfeiture of $275,000.

07/08/2011
New York, NY
Contraband
An Armenian man has pleaded guilty to racketeering in connection with his involvement in the Mirzoyan-Terdjanian Organization -- an Armenian-American organized crime enterprise engaged in a wide range of criminal activity.
07/20/2011
Norfolk, VA
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More than 20 Border Enforcement Security Task Forces (BESTs) exist throughout the country at major gateways to the United States like the Miami Seaport, the Southwest Border and the New York Seaport/Canadian Border. Virginia's Hampton Roads region is home to the third largest port on the East Coast - the Port of Virginia - and now, the newest BEST.
07/20/2011
Tampa, FL
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Nineteen individuals in Florida and California were charged in Tampa Federal Court on Wednesday for their involvement in a nationwide drug-trafficking and money-laundering conspiracy, following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/20/2011
Norfolk, VA
Contraband
U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. CBP, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Virginia Port Authority, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies today announced the launch of the Hampton Roads Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), which is dedicated to security at the Port of Virginia.
07/21/2011
Washington, DC
Contraband
"Nearly 2,000 individuals have been arrested on narcotics-related charges as part of a 20-month, multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as ""Project Delirium,"" which targeted the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel. "
07/31/2011
Miami, FL
Contraband
A husband and wife, Yuri and Anneri Izurieta, and their company, Naver Trading Corp., were sentenced on Friday for conspiring to dairy products potentially 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).
08/01/2011
Miami, FL
Contraband
Brendan Clery was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison for knowingly importing approximately $1.4 million in illegal 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.
08/01/2011
Boston, MA
Contraband
A Nantucket, Mass., resident, was sentenced today in federal court on multiple counts of conspiracy, smuggling, and making false statements to federal agents relating to the illegal importation of sperm whale ivory which is used in the trade.
08/16/2011
Nogales, AZ
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Agents conducting surveillance around the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry observed a white box truck with Arizona license plates parked near the Morley Pedestrian Gate. After noticing suspicious activity, agents followed the truck when it departed the area, and with assistance from the Nogales Police Department conducted a traffic stop.
08/26/2011
Calexico, CA
Contraband
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continued to gather evidence Friday following the discovery of an incomplete pipeline-style smuggling tunnel Thursday afternoon. The tunnel originated beneath the floor of a vacant supermarket.
08/29/2011
Bridgeport, CT
Contraband
Azikiwe Aquart, also known as "Z" and "Ziggy," pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of murder in aid of racketeering for his role in the 2005 murders of three Bridgeport residents.
08/30/2011
Cleveland, OH
Contraband
Twenty-six people were indicted in federal court on firearms and drug trafficking charges following a year-long undercover sting operation centered in Mansfield, Ohio. In a related effort, 34 people were indicted on state drug trafficking charges. The joint operation, which included ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...
08/31/2011
Detroit, MI
Contraband

"Nine suspects in Detroit and four suspects in San Diego have been arrested for their alleged role in a large scale car theft scheme that transshipped stolen luxury sedans, SUVs and other vehicles to Iraq. These arrests result from an investigation, known as ""Operation Hot Wheels,"" conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."

09/01/2011
El Paso, TX
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A Mexican national remains in federal custody on currency-smuggling charges after he was arrested on Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/19/2011
New York, NY
Contraband
Twelve individuals were arrested for the illegal distribution and sale of unregistered and misbranded pesticides sold out of multiple locations in Manhattan, to include Chinatown. These charges stem from an investigation led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the assistance ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...
10/04/2011
Wichita, KS
Contraband
Esteban Ochoa-Almendariz, 24, who resided in Wichita at the time of his arrest, was sentenced Oct. 3 in U.S. District Court in Wichita.
10/10/2011
Tampa, FL
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A Tampa man pleaded guilty Tuesday to knowingly and willfully conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, and to conspiring to launder drug proceeds.
10/14/2011
Lake Charles, LA
Contraband
Ten individuals were sentenced Friday for their involvement in a large-scale conspiracy to possess and distribute anabolic steroids in Texas and Louisiana, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and the Louisiana State Police.
10/28/2011
Del Rio, TX
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Armando Sanchez was arrested following a joint search warrant executed on Wednesday that resulted in seizing drugs, ammunition, firearms and prohibited weapons. The investigation is being conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
11/07/2011
Bangor, ME
Contraband
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.
11/17/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Contraband
Four people have been sentenced for their involvement in a cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracy. These drugs were transported from Brownsville, Texas, to Atlanta and Dallas. Millions of dollars in drug proceeds received from those northern points were smuggled into Mexico.

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