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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Aug. 16, 2013

Aug. 16, 2013 – 361 arrested during nationwide gang operation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 361 individuals in July and August during a nationwide gang operation targeting members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) transnational street gang. Full Story

Aug. 14, 2013 – ICE Chicago office deports Polish man who made fake NATO bomb threat

A Polish national, who bragged that he could blow up a Chicago bridge during the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012, was deported to Poland Aug. 14 by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Full Story

Aug. 15, 2013 – HSI arrests one of Puerto Rico's most wanted fugitives

HSI special agents arrested one of the Puerto Rico Police Department's most wanted fugitives Aug. 14 in Cataño. Full Story

Aug. 14, 2013 – ICE removes former Romanian official convicted of corruption charges

A former Romanian public official convicted in his native country of money laundering, bribery and corruption charges was turned over to Romanian law enforcement authorities at the Bucharest airport Aug. 13 by ERO officers. Full Story

Aug. 15, 2013 – Feds charge 57 people linked to organizations that smuggled narcotics from Mexico inside PVC pipe

Members of a federal drug task force, including HSI special agents, arrested 18 people Aug. 15 linked to three drug trafficking organizations that smuggled narcotics from Mexico inside PVC pipe typically hidden in the axles of commercial trucks that ended up at truck yards in South Los Angeles and southern Los Angeles County. Full Story