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ICE removes Salvadoran fugitive wanted for sex crimes
Enforcement and Removal
New York, NY

Elvis Recinos-Agreda, 39, was removed from the country via an ICE Air Operations Charter flight and transferred into the custody of Salvadoran authorities upon arrival to the capital of San Salvador.

7 members and associates of the Gambino and Bonanno crime families indicted for racketeering and related charges
New York, NY

The superseding indictment relates to the alleged criminal activities on Long Island, in Brooklyn, and elsewhere between January 2014 and December 2017 of the following individuals: John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family, Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family, Thomas Anzalone, Alessandro “Sandro” Damelio, Joseph Durso, Anthony Rodolico and Anthony Saladino, associates of the Gambino family. 

DHS announces progress in enforcing immigration laws, protecting Americans
Washington, DC

Today, DHS announced its end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers, the results of a year-long return to enforcing the law, upholding the integrity of our lawful immigration system, and keeping America safe. In FY 2017, U.S. CBP reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide, 303,916 of which were along the Southwest border, underscoring the need for a physical barrier at the border.

ICE targets fake websites on Cyber Monday
Intellectual Property Rights
Washington, DC

There were roughly 50,385 illegal domain names seized and 320,701 e-commerce / social media links removed over the past year as part of Operation In Our Sites / Project Transatlantic VIII, a joint initiative between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Europol, Interpol and members of industry to crackdown on individuals using the Internet to distribute counterfeit goods and other copyright-protected material that threaten the health and safety of shoppers.

Value of life lost in human smuggling
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Laredo, TX

This case represents the worst in human smuggling. Criminal organizations, such as the one Rocha, Sr. led, move illegal aliens from source and transit countries into the United States in deliberate violation of U.S. immigration law.

Local partnerships key to transnational gang investigations
Transnational Gangs
Washington, DC

“Operation Raging Bull” was a two-phase operation that targeted dangerous gang members and others providing financial support to gang leadership in El Salvador.  It received significant support from ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Treasury and international law enforcement partners.

ICE, ATF, PRPD arrest 22 for firearms trafficking
San Juan, PR

Those arrested also face charges for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of a machine gun and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. During the investigation and leading up to Wednesday’s arrests, authorities seized 35 firearms, including 20 pistols and 15 rifles, including five machine guns.

ICE El Paso arrests man from India after he completes his 10-year prison sentence for inducing a young girl to have sex
Enforcement and Removal
El Paso, TX

Jerald Peter Dsouza, 58, a citizen of India, was arrested by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers after he was released from the Reeves County Detention Complex (RCDC) where he was serving a 10-year sentence for using the internet to induce a minor, who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl, to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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