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ICE in the News - Archives: 2014


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Facebook post shared 200,000 times aids in arrest of porn suspect

LA Times; Dec. 15, 2014

Social media helped bring about the arrest of a man who had nearly 700 sexually explicit videos and images of children on his laptop, authorities say.

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Shooting and exploding — training with the Houston Special Response Team

Houston Chronicle; Dec. 5, 2014

On a recent training day the Houston Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Response Team (SRT) took members of the media, including Chronicle reporter Lomi Kriel and myself, on a shooting, smoke-bomb blowing, tactical training day.

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ICE phone app leads to arrest in Minnesota of federal fugitive in child abuse case

Star Tribune – Minnesota; Dec. 2, 2014

After years on the run, a suspected child predator was arrested in Minnesota with the help of a smartphone app created by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), authorities said Tuesday.

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Veteran now battles child predators

Ft. Benning Bayonet; Nov. 19, 2014

Retired Staff Sgt. J Christian joined the Army in 2006 to protect and defend his country from the world’s predators.

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Feds shut down Silk Road 2.0, arrest San Francisco man

USA Today; Nov. 9, 2014

Federal agents arrested a San Francisco man they say resurrected and operated the dark Web online drug bazaar "Silk Road" that generated $8 million in monthly sales and attracted 150,000 vendors and customers.

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Program puts former soldiers on hunt for child predators

WFAA Dallas – Fort Worth; Oct. 29, 2014

They sign up to serve. And some wounded warriors are finding they still can, in a way they never thought possible.

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Child pornography fugitive featured on Operation Predator app

AP; Oct. 30, 2014

Federal investigators say a central Ohio man charged with producing and distributing child pornography is the latest addition to a smartphone law enforcement app meant to locate child sex predators.

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In its lesser-known role, immigration agency returns stolen artifacts

Washington Post; Oct. 22, 2014

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is usually associated with its often-controversial enforcement of immigration laws. But the agency has a lesser-known role in returning stolen cultural property to foreign countries, a function that ICE performed Wednesday when it returned looted Peruvian artifacts that were illegally smuggled into the United States.

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Cultural heritage looting taking place in Iraq and Syria

Foreign Policy Magazine; Oct. 17, 2014

In an article titled “The Black-Market Background,” Foreign Policy magazine details the industrial-scale looting occurring in both Iraq and Syria by the self-proclaimed Islamic State militant group , also known as ISIS and ISIL. The profits that ISIS derives from looting are second only to the revenue from illicit oil sales.

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Operation Predator

Federal News Radio; Oct. 9, 2014

When it comes to catching child predators, speed is often law enforcement's most important requirement. That's why a mobile app can help. The Operation Predator App, developed at the Homeland Security Department, has already proved successful.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement expands mobile app, adds support for Android, available in Spanish

Latin Post; Oct. 9, 2014

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency expanded its mobile app, adding support for Google Android devices and Spanish-language users.

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Feds raid gallery suspected of selling smuggled dino eggs

KRQE, New Mexico; Oct. 8, 2014

Federal agents raided a New Mexico-based gallery company last week looking for evidence in a dinosaur fossil smuggling case.

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US investigators expand kid predator-catching app

AP; Oct. 7, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — An iPhone app designed to enlist the public's help to catch fugitive and unknown suspected child predators led law enforcement officials to a suspect less than 36 hours after it became available. A year later, they are hoping to greatly expand their reach by making the app available in Android and Spanish versions, officials announced Tuesday.

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5 indicted in alleged Saks Fifth Avenue ID theft shopping spree

ABC News; Oct. 6, 2014

The explosion of identity theft has hit one of the world's premier luxury department stores.

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Ancient coins returned to Greece, ending US ordeal
NY Times

Five ancient Greek coins that had nearly been sold at auction at the Waldorf-Astoria were returned on Monday to the Greek government, ending an unusual prosecution that roiled the coin-collecting world and led to the conviction of a prominent surgeon. Read full article

Military 'HEROs' prepare for new mission: protecting children
KVEO News Center 23

Houston, TX — Seventeen wounded, injured and ill military veterans began training for a new mission in Houston Monday as part of a one-year intensive computer forensics internship program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Read full article

5 must-do tasks for new international students headed to the US
U.S. News and World Report

Congratulations – you’ve been accepted to the U.S. college or university of your choice. Now, you have to pack your bags, make travel arrangements and get your documents in order. Here are five things new international students should do to prepare for their arrival in the U.S. Read full article

Agent recounts undercover life with drug cartels

Video report of a Homeland Security Investigations official conducting outreach to at-risk youth. Read full article

Last Reviewed/Updated: 06/21/2017