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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending February 12, 2016

DHS officials issue warning about scams targeting senior citizens to unknowingly act as international drug smugglers
DHS officials issue warning about scams targeting senior citizens to unknowingly act as international drug smugglers
DHS officials issue warning about scams targeting senior citizens to unknowingly act as international drug smugglers

February 10, 2016 – DHS officials issue warning about scams targeting senior citizens to unknowingly act as international drug smugglers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials issued a warning about a scheme that conned dozens of elderly U.S. citizens into being unwitting drug mules to countries with severe penalties for drug-related charges, like Australia and New Zealand. Full Story

February 5, 2016 – 82 arrested in Utah ICE operation targeting convicted criminals

A seven-day enforcement action throughout Utah ended by officers with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) targeting potentially deportable criminal aliens resulting in 82 arrests. Full Story

February 10, 2016 – ICE removes suspected Filipino human rights violator captured in Bay Area

A Filipino man who admitted conducting surveillance for a law enforcement task force in his native country linked to the disappearance of several opposition politicians was removed to the Philippines by ICE, less than two months after his capture by ICE officers in the Bay Area. Full Story

February 9, 2016 – ICE authorized to create Angel Watch Center to expand child protection efforts following passage of International Megan’s Law

ICE has been authorized to create an Angel Watch Center to expand efforts to alert foreign law enforcement partners about the intended travel by convicted registered child sex offenders from the United States to their countries, following the signature of International Megan's Law by the President.  Full Story

February 12, 2016 – Michigan restaurant owner arrested on harboring charges following deaths of workers

The owner of a Novi, Michigan, restaurant was taken into custody after a criminal complaint was filed in federal court charging him with harboring illegal aliens. Full Story

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/21/2016