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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Aug. 9, 2013

Aug. 8, 2013 – ICE's top 10 anti-gang achievements

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) protects the United States by promoting homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration. To accomplish this mission, ICE coordinates with its federal, state, local and tribal partners to arrest and remove dangerous individuals during anti-gang operations and projects around the country. Full Story

Aug. 9, 2013 – 207 gang members arrested in Central America in HSI-led operation

More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement. Full Story

Aug. 7, 2013 – ICE deports gang member with multiple criminal convictions to Mexico

A Mexican national, a career criminal who was removed from the United States four times since 1997, was deported Aug. 7 by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Full Story

Aug. 7, 2013 – ICE Chicago office deports convicted pedophile priest to Bolivia

A former Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., who was convicted of sexually molesting a young boy for five years, was deported to Bolivia Aug. 6 by ERO. Full Story

Aug. 6, 2013 – HSI and Korean National Police Agency sign agreement to further cooperation on fighting transnational crime

HSI and the Korean National Police Agency signed a memorandum of understanding Aug. 5 that strengthens the investigative cooperation between both countries. Full Story