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10/04/2011
Washington, DC
Narcotics
"After the fall of drug lord Pablo Escobar, a number of cartels leapt at the chance to seize control of the Colombian drug trade. The threat of danger didn't stop ICE special agent Romedio Viola from investigating the Norte Valley Cartel and bringing its leadership to justice, as detailed in Jeffrey Robinson's recently released book, ""The Takedown."""
10/06/2011
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
Fidel Martinez of California was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison on Friday for possessing with intent to deliver 16.4 pounds of methamphetamine, which was found hidden within the engine of his truck. The case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/06/2011
Kansas City, MO
Narcotics

Five local men were sentenced in federal court last week for their roles in one of the largest cocaine trafficking rings in the Kansas City-area.

10/12/2011
Casa Grande, AZ
Narcotics
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A major multi-agency law enforcement operation headed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) resulted in the execution of 12 search warrants and the arrest of 17 suspected smugglers in central and southern Arizona Thursday.
10/12/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Two Puerto Rican men were arrested Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for attempting to import 103 kilograms of cocaine into the United States with an estimated street value of $2.7 million.
10/12/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Two men were arrested and charged with possession, distribution and importation of oxycodone into the United States. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $1 million. Joseph Julien, 56, of Stevensville, Ontario, and Kevin Hinca, 20, of Depew, N.Y., have both been charged.
10/13/2011
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics
A Texas man who headed a methamphetamine and marijuana drug trafficking organization in San Angelo, Texas, was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 20 years and 10 months in federal prison.
10/13/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to importing ecstasy illegally into the United States. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
10/17/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics

A federal judge sentenced Clement Agbapu of Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday to 30 months in prison on drug smuggling charges. Agbapu attempted to smuggle approximately 1.2 kilograms of heroin he had swallowed into the United States.

10/17/2011
Rochester, NY
Narcotics
A New York man who was convicted of possessing and distributing at least five kilograms of cocaine and at least 50 grams of cocaine base was sentenced to 35 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The sentence is the result of an extensive investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies, including ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/19/2011
Fresno, CA
Narcotics
Nine central California men have been charged in an eight-count federal indictment handed down Thursday for their role in a large-scale illegal pot growing operation in the Sequoia National Forest. This information was uncovered during a multi-agency probe involving U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/23/2011
Newark, NJ
Narcotics
Roger Folkes, the extradited leader of an organization that smuggled cocaine aboard commercial airlines from the West Indies to England via the United States, was sentenced in federal court Monday to 120 months in prison. The investigation was conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
10/23/2011
New York, NY
Narcotics
A former American Airlines employee, Victor Bourne, was found guilty on Monday for importing more than 150 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. The organization relied on corrupt employees of commercial airlines, including American Airlines, at domestic and international ports of entry to smuggle drugs.
10/24/2011
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Sean Joseph Peterson, of Louisville, Ky, who crash landed an aircraft carrying 424.8 lbs. of marijuana onto a New Mexico ranch, pleaded guilty Oct. 19 in federal court to drug trafficking charges. Special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated the case.
10/25/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
A Philadelphia federal grand jury returned an indictment charging two individuals, Rehan Shah and Namen Bader, with importing and distributing pharmaceutical controlled substances. This case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/26/2011
Washington, DC
Narcotics
Six men pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to sell large quantities of crystal methamphetamine in the Washington D.C. area following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
10/27/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York man who was convicted of possession and distribution of a controlled substance was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. The sentence is the result of an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/30/2011
Newark, NJ
Narcotics
Romeo Folkes, the extradited leader of an organization that smuggled cocaine aboard commercial airlines from the West Indies to England via the United States, was sentenced in federal court Monday to 120 months in prison. The investigation was conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection and...
10/30/2011
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
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The Panama Express Strike Force took custody of 8,963 kilograms (19,720 pounds) of cocaine from a submerged drug smuggling vessel in a case being investigated by the team of investigators, which includes special agents from U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/30/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Narcotics
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Federal, state and local authorities announced the results Monday of 'Operation Pipeline Express,' a 17-month multi-agency investigation responsible for dismantling a massive narcotics trafficking organization suspected of smuggling more than $33 million dollars' worth of drugs a month through Arizona's western desert.
11/02/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with officers from the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), seized 173 kilograms of cocaine - worth $4.2 million - and arrested two smugglers during a maritime interdiction in the Mona Passage Thursday.
11/03/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
A man from Mexico was sentenced on Friday to 10.5 years in federal prison without parole for smuggling nearly three tons of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
11/06/2011
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted six people in connection with a conspiracy to distribute marijuana as part of the Brown Organization, a criminal network whose members allegedly engaged in narcotics distribution primarily in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona and Jamaica.
11/07/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Texas man was sentenced to six years and nine months in federal prison on Tuesday for possession with intent to distribute about 36 kilograms (79 pounds) of cocaine.

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