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Ensuring Public Safety

Ensuring Public Safety

Ensuring Public Safety

Combating narcotics smuggling and violent gangs that threaten our communities

HSI collaborates with federal, state, local and international partners to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities, and to address the threats posed by the opioid crisis, narcotics smuggling networks and violent gangs operating across the country.

Utilizing HSI-led Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) teams strategically placed across the U.S., HSI and its task force officers counter narcotics smuggling by transnational criminal organizations that illicitly introduce and distribute fentanyl, heroin, other dangerous opioids, synthetic drugs, methamphetamine and cocaine into and throughout the United States.

HSI is at the forefront of the U.S. government’s efforts to identify, infiltrate, disrupt and dismantle MS-13 and other transnational criminal gangs and deny them access to illicit funds used to fuel violence in Central America and the United States.

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Border Enforcement Security Task Force

Border Enforcement Security Task Force

Combating emerging & existing Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO)

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Narcotics Trafficking

Narcotics Smuggling

Identifying, disrupting & dismantling international drug trafficking organizations

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Transnational Gangs

Transnational Gangs

Investigating gang leadership, members & associates in the U.S. & abroad

Updated: 01/12/2021