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ICE HSI Rapid Response Teams come to the rescue in Louisiana
Washintgon, 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.

HSI Nashville supports training for Tennessee Highway Patrol
Nashville, TN

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Andy Hendrix, based in HSI’s Nashville, Tennessee office, recently accompanied a group of Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers to South Texas for a week of training at the Hidalgo port of entry, operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Enforcement and Removal
Los Angeles, CA

Santos Lopez Alonzo, 64, arrived in Guatemala at around noon local time on board an ICE Air Operations charter removal flight and was immediately turned over to Guatemalan law enforcement officials. The former member of an elite Guatemalan army unit known as the Kaibiles is wanted in his native country on criminal charges for his role in the Dos Erres massacre.

2 New Mexico businesses join ICE IMAGE program
Worksite Enforcement
Albuquerque, NM

During a ceremony, two New Mexico businesses were certified as ICE “IMAGE” partners, standing for: ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers

Operation '8 Ball' nets 44 arrests for drug trafficking, firearms violations
San Juan, PR

The indictment alleges, beginning in 2010, the organization established drug distribution points among several housing projects in the municipality of Mayagüez. The 44 co-conspirators allegedly acted in different roles such as suppliers, drug-point owners, runners, sellers and facilitators in order to further the goals of their organization.

Secretary Johnson opens doors to renovated state-of-the-art forensic laboratory
National Security
Washington, DC

“The men and women who work at this state-of-the art forensic laboratory are performing critical support on a wide variety of criminal investigations - including document fraud, drug and weapons trafficking, human smuggling, child pornography, cybercrimes and other issues important to national security,” said Johnson. “In Fiscal Year 2015, the lab processed over 35,000 pieces of evidence and its staff provided fraudulent document detection training to over 2,500 personnel from U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies.

6 arrested in Tulsa during multi-agency operation targeting heroin traffickers
Tulsa, OK

In addition to the six people arrested, the following items were seized: $106,505 in suspected drug proceeds, three firearms (one stolen, and one illegally possessed by a convicted felon) two vehicles, and 13 ounces of black tar heroin.

41 arrested in multinational human smuggling takedown in Central America and South America
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Washington, DC

“Operation Mesoamerica” was a 15-month multinational investigation that began with a tip from the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Assistant Attaché Office in Merida, Mexico, and ended Tuesday, June 28, with the arrest of 27 individuals throughout Central America. A second human smuggling investigation yielded 14 arrests on Monday, June 27, in Colombia.

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