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02/11/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) officers, seized 199 bricks of cocaine Thursday with an estimated weight of 245 kilograms and a street value of around $5 million. Two U.S. citizens were arrested for drug trafficking in connection with the seizure.
02/13/2012
Panama City, FL
Narcotics
Four alleged members of a conspiracy to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine in Florida and elsewhere have been arrested and charged by criminal complaint in northern Florida. The criminal complaint resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol...
02/15/2012
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, and other federal partners on Thursday distributed the bulk of $29.5 million in 'asset sharing' funds to 12 south Texas law enforcement agencies.
02/21/2012
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national was sentenced on Wednesday to 17.5 years in federal prison for possessing with intent to distribute about two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, southern District of Texas.
02/21/2012
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
A Colombian man, Neiser Guerrero-Jimenez, was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison for conspiring with others to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine onboard vessels subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. An investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force's (OCDETF's) Panama Express...
02/22/2012
Kansas City, KS
Narcotics
A man and a woman from Leavenworth, Kan., were charged Thursday with trafficking drugs near an elementary school.
02/23/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
The San Juan-based, multi-agency Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) seized 109 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $2.4 million, Thursday during an inspection of incoming containers on board a motor vessel arriving from the Dominican Republic.
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.
02/27/2012
Hammond, IN
Narcotics
Two local brothers, Juan C. Ramirez-Fuentes and Jaimie Ramirez-Fuentes, were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences on drug trafficking and firearms charges. The sentences resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), DEA, and the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
02/29/2012
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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A recently completed cross-border drug smuggling tunnel was shut down in Nogales, Ariz., Thursday following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and coordinated with the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector.
03/04/2012
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
Jose Garza from Sullivan City, Texas, pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. The investigation was conducted in Corpus Christi by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations...
03/05/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Loxly Johnson was sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to import heroin and cocaine following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Johnson organized the importation of cocaine and heroin from the Dominican Republic using crew members from a cruise ship to transport the drugs to Baltimore.
03/05/2012
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
A Guatemalan man, Rafael Quinonez Jimenez, was arrested Friday for possession of heroin with intent to distribute following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Officers discovered that Jimenez had used the candy shells of lollipops to conceal large balls of heroin.
03/06/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Timothy Wilson of Toms River, N.J., was sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine possession and distribution related charges after he was arrested and convicted in Maryland while attempting to drive through Maryland with cocaine base hidden in a rental car.
03/06/2012
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
A Colombian man, Marcos Salazar Obregon, was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in federal prison for his role as a crew member of a vessel that smuggled approximately 6,700 kilograms of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. An investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force's (OCDETF's) Panama Express Strike Force...
03/08/2012
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
Juan Jose Cabrera Jr. of Pharr, Texas was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 1,364 pounds of marijuana, in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol,the Texas Department of Public Safety...
03/11/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A notorious south Texas Gulf Cartel 'Plaza Boss' pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a long-term drug conspiracy, announced U.S Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
03/14/2012
Kansas City, MO
Narcotics
Thirty-one defendants were indicted for their roles in a $1 million drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed at least 15 kilograms of methamphetamine, as well as cocaine and marijuana. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Jackson County Drug Task Force; the Kansas City...
03/14/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Luis Ahorrio of Queens, New York was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he attempted to drive more than 300 grams of crack cocaine through Maryland, following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/15/2012
Raleigh, NC
Narcotics
Juan Rodriguez-Lopez was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/20/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, seized six kilograms of cocaine Monday from a flight arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
03/20/2012
Hartford, CT
Narcotics
A Connecticut man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute cocaine.
03/27/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Jose Figueroa Agosto, the leader of the largest drug trafficking organization in the Caribbean, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in district court Tuesday following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/27/2012
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
"Javier Hernandez-Ramirez and Edgardo Alvarez-Mendivil, two Mexican ""border bandits"" caught carrying an assault rifle in the mountains of southern Arizona, were each sentenced to five years in federal prison Tuesday on charges stemming from a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Nogales with assistance from the U.S. Border Patrol..."
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.

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