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31 charged with drug trafficking, weapons violations after ICE HSI NY led gang surge
New York, NY

Operation Blood Klot, a joint investigation that began in April 2015, focused on the trafficking of drug and firearms in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, a scheme led by alleged Bloods gang street boss, Recardo Langston, 31, Romell Hearn, 37 and Marcus Fisher, 39. The individuals listed in the indictment are alleged gang members who have pledged allegiance to violent street gangs like the G-Shine and Sex, Money, Murder, cliques of the Bloods gang.

ICE investigation results in 17 sex trafficking indictments in Minnesota
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
St. Paul, MN

The charged defendants include 12 from Thailand and five U.S. citizens. Eleven defendants were arrested Tuesday at various locations in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Georgia and Hawaii.  One charged defendant was previously arrested in Belgium.  Four defendants remain at-large.

ICE arrests 51 individuals during 6-day operation in VA, DC
Enforcement and Removal
Washington, DC

Of the 51 individuals arrested, 47 had previously been convicted of crimes like grand larceny and rape. Three of the four remaining individuals have pending charges against them; one is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice. One person was issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge in January 2015, making him a priority for civil immigration enforcement.

ICE arrests 36 fugitives across US during Operation Safe Nation and Operation No Safe Haven III
National Security
Washington, DC

During the operations that concluded Wednesday, the ICE National Fugitive Operations Program arrested the fugitives in coordination with the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, the ICE Counterterrorism Section and ICE field offices in the following cities: Atlanta; Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco and St. Paul, Minnesota. This concurrent nationwide operation was the first of its kind.

Film featuring HSI ASAC makes world television premiere
Washington, DC

"Kingdom of Shadows," a film that features U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Oscar Hagelsieb, will make its national television premiere Monday, Sept. 19, on PBS.

 2 Mexican men plead guilty in NM to trafficking methamphetamine
Albuquerque, NM

Miguel Rangel Arce, 36, and Rogelio Santiago Quiroa-Valdez, 25, were among eight San Juan (New Mexico) County residents charged with federal narcotics trafficking offenses. Their co-defendant, Luis Rangel Arce, 44, also a Mexican national, pleaded guilty plea in this case the previous week.

ICE releases quarterly international student data
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Washington, DC

There are 1.11 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying in the United States according to the latest "SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report on international student trends prepared by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

ICE HSI Rapid Response Teams come to the rescue in Louisiana
Washington, DC

These all-volunteer teams comprising HSI special agents and HSI non-law enforcement personnel quickly deploy during natural and manmade disasters, as well as emergency situations, when other federal, local or state agencies request ICE assistance.

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