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07/10/2019
Boston, MA
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The Independence Day fireworks display and Boston Pops orchestra concert celebration, held annually alongside the Charles River on the Boston Esplanade in Boston, is a nationally-televised public event designated as a Level 2 event under the Department’s Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) system which determines the risk level of public events that may be considered as potential threat targets.

06/18/2019
Washington, DC
Operational

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) awarded Friday a 10-month contract for technical equipment and supplies to continue identifying fraudulent familial relationship claims made by individuals entering or attempting to enter the United States using rapid DNA testing.

05/22/2019
Tampa, FL
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During the eight-week course, HSI Tampa agents introduced participants to national security, financial, narcotics, cyber, global trade, human smuggling/trafficking, and child exploitation investigations.

04/29/2019
Washington, DC
Operational

ICE is reallocating resources to the Southwest border to investigate human smuggling operations and the use of fraudulent documents to create fake families seeking to exploit U.S. immigration laws. 

04/24/2019
Phoenix, AZ
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HSI special agent John Shields was among law enforcement officers and prosecutors honored during a ceremony at the U.S Attorney’s Office for their work providing vital support and services to crime victims.

04/11/2019
Orlando, FL
Operational

A man was sentenced yesterday to seven years and three months in federal prison for forcible assaulting a federal officer causing bodily injury.

03/29/2019
Albuquerque, NM
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John Ford, 38, was arrested in the parking lot of a local hotel by HSI special agents and officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

02/26/2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Information disclosed in the case shows that, on or about June 23, 2018, Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 34, a citizen of Brazil, was a passenger on an international American Airlines flight originating in Calgary, Canada, and bound for Chicago, Illinois.

02/25/2019
Washington, DC
Operational

On Feb. 22, while being processed for release from DHS custody, a 24-year-old Honduran woman went into premature labor and delivered a stillborn baby at the Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC).

10/18/2018
New York, NY
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When Andrew “Andy” Borra boarded his flight from New York to Puerto Rico in September 2017, nothing could have prepared him for what he was about to see.

10/01/2018
Fayetteville, AR
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During his rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Kennedy first heard about a new program that was starting designed for wounded, injured and ill Special Operations Forces to receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills.

09/24/2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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The destruction – which marked the first time Vietnam has invited U.S. government representatives in Ho Chi Minh City to attend such an event – came on the heels of a visit to Vietnam by White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin and HSI Global Trade Investigations Assistant Director Alex Khu.

08/23/2018
Cherry Hill, NJ
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The National Football League has partnered with the USO for more than 50 years to honor and celebrate servicemen and women, veterans and their families. For the Super Bowl Champion Eagles, the franchise has recognized local veterans at each home game for the past several years.

08/10/2018
Nairobi, Kenya
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After facilitating the December 2017 signing of the official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Kenya (GOK) and NCMEC, HSI Nairobi partnered with both the AHTCPU and other stakeholders to ensure both the technical capacity and resources were in place to begin delivering actionable child exploitation leads to the GOK.

08/09/2018
Boston, MA
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Brandon J. Ziobrowski, 33, was charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person. Ziobrowski was arrested Aug. 9 in New York and will appear in Boston at a later date.

08/03/2018
Glynco, GA
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CITP is a 56-day program that provides HSI special agent trainees, as well as criminal investigators from other federal agencies, with an understanding of basic criminal investigative techniques. Seasoned HSI special agents, along with instructors from FLETC and numerous other federal agencies, bring their expertise and knowledge to instruct trainees on topics such as criminal law, enforcement operations, courtroom testimony and other interdisciplinary approaches to becoming an effective criminal investigator in today’s fast-paced and changing world.

07/18/2018
Fargo, ND
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This case came to the attention of law enforcement as part of Operation Denial, an OCDETF investigation into the international trafficking of fentanyl and other lethal drugs. The case was significantly aided by the national and international coordination led by the multi-agency Special Operations Division near Washington, D.C., as part of Operation Deadly Merchant.

07/11/2018
El Paso, TX
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HSI El Paso is the only SAC office physically located on the U.S-Mexico border. Its area of responsibility comprises the 18 westernmost counties of Texas, and the entire state of New Mexico, encompassing about 156,000 square miles.

06/29/2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 33, and from Brazil, has been charged with one count of intimidating a flight crew member or attendant and lessening or interfering with their ability to perform their duties, in violation of federal law.  The charge is contained in a federal complaint filed June 26, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

06/22/2018
Grand Rapids, MI
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Davi Sarah Bailey, 28, of Battle Creek, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint that alleges she threatened the sister of a 16-year-old identified only by the initials K.P.

05/22/2018
Boston, MA
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Teams from ICE's HSI Boston, the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. CBP partnered to engage in a large-scale, Maritime Active Shooter Exercise May 21, led by the Massachusetts State Police that took place  midstream on vessels sailing through Boston Harbor in Massachusetts.

05/16/2018
Pretoria, South Africa
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William De Vries was sentenced May 11, 2018, to 835 years in prison after being convicted on 107 counts for the unlawful distribution, sale and possession of child pornography. The 57-year-old Johannesburg, South Africa, man was found guilty May 3, a conviction that came after nine years of delayed efforts and complications.

04/27/2018
New York, NY
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Omar Adonis Guzman-Martinez, 46, planned and caused others to carry out those crimes while incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix, New Jersey (“FCI Fort Dix”), using contraband cellphones to stalk, threaten, and induce others to commit crimes of violence against his victims.

04/24/2018
Syracuse, NY
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HSI Syracuse primarily investigates contraband smuggling, child exploitation and counter proliferation cases. Because of the nexus to the border, the narcotics coming to and from Canada present a unique challenge for HSI Syracuse special agents. High-grade marijuana is often headed southbound, while cocaine is being funneled to the north.

04/23/2018
Washington, DC
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Dr. Wasser’s work has led to prosecutions of major multinational ivory traffickers that reflected his extensive collaboration with ICE HSI, the International Consortium on Combatting Wildlife Crime, INTERPOL, the Task Force on Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of State and wildlife authorities in numerous source and transit countries across Africa and Asia. The award was presented by Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington during a ceremony on April 10, 2018.

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