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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Sept. 27, 2013

Sept. 27, 2013 – ICE special agent promoted to brigadier general in Army reserve

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent, and Army reservist, Norman B. Green, was recently promoted to brigadier general at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Green, who has been with ICE since 2007, is also the commanding general of 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, based in San Antonio, Texas. Full Story

Sept. 26, 2013 – HSI arrests 43 on bank fraud, identity theft, drug trafficking charges

Forty-three individuals were arrested Sept. 24 for bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and drug trafficking. The investigation that led to the arrests was conducted by HSI and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice. Full Story

 Sept. 25, 2013 – NJ leaders of violent international street gang indicted for racketeering conspiracy

Three former leaders of a New Jersey branch of the violent international street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, were charged Sept. 25 with racketeering and murder. Full Story

Sept. 27, 2013 – HSI, Diplomatic Security Service arrest honor killing suspect in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn man was arraigned Sept. 25 on a superseding indictment charging him with conspiring to commit murder in a foreign county, transmitting threats via interstate communications and visa fraud. The investigation was conducted by HSI and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. Full Story

Sept. 24, 2013 – Houston-based Pakistani man arrested and charged with trafficking counterfeit pharmaceuticals

A Pakistani man residing in Houston was arrested Sept. 24 following the return of a seven-count indictment involving counterfeit Viagra and Cialis products, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. This joint investigation is being conducted by HSI and the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations. Full Story