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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Sept. 28, 2012

Sept. 27, 2012 – HSI shares more than $800,000 with Webb County Sheriff's Office for critical assistance in drug smuggling investigation

Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) presented an $843,048 check to the Webb County Sheriff's Office. The funds constitute a portion of assets that were seized during a drug smuggling and money laundering investigation. Full Story

Sept. 27, 2012 – Operation Overtime nets 16 arrests for drug trafficking and money laundering

In an effort to combat drug trafficking in the Caribbean, HSI teamed with local Puerto Rican police departments to arrest 16 alleged members of a drug trafficking and money laundering organization who were responsible for importing multi-kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Full Story

Sept 26, 2012 – Former employee of New Jersey defense contractor convicted of exporting sensitive military technology to China

A Chinese national was convicted of exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to China, stealing trade secrets and lying to federal agents. HSI, the FBI and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection investigated this case. Full Story

Sept. 25, 2012 – 4 charged in Houston human smuggling case involving 82 illegal aliens

Earlier this week, four Mexican nationals were charged in a massive human smuggling case in which 82 illegal aliens were rescued from a Houston residence. The investigation is being conducted by HSI, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Houston Police Department. Full Story

Sept. 24, 2012 – Woman who impersonated ICE officer sentenced to 30 months in prison

Following an HSI and ICE Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) investigation, a Mount Vernon, N.Y., woman was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for false impersonation, aggravated identity theft and bank fraud. Full Story