ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by Category en Copyright 2020 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:07:15 -0500 Chinese national charged with criminal conspiracy to export US power amplifiers to China following ICE investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chinese-national-charged-criminal-conspiracy-export-us-power-amplifiers-china An indictment was unsealed this week charging Cheng Bo, also known as Joe Cheng, a 45-year-old national of the People’s Republic of China, with participating in a criminal conspiracy from 2012-2015 to violate U.S. export laws by shipping U.S. power amplifiers to China, the result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles, the FBI and the Department of Commerce. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chinese-national-charged-criminal-conspiracy-export-us-power-amplifiers-china Fri, 01/29/2021 - 17:55 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security US and the UK sign the Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/us-and-uk-sign-customs-mutual-assistance-agreement On behalf of the United States and the United Kingdom, officials from CBP and ICE signed a CMAA on Dec. 16 to further enhance bilateral efforts to secure and facilitate lawful trade. The U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson and The Rt. Hon. Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, signed the agreement in London. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/us-and-uk-sign-customs-mutual-assistance-agreement Wed, 12/16/2020 - 15:18 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security US files complaint to forfeit Iranian missiles and sells previously transferred Iranian petroleum https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/us-files-complaint-forfeit-iranian-missiles-and-sells-previously-transferred-iranian U.S. Navy Central Command (NAVCENT) seized the weapons from two flagless vessels in the Arabian Sea on Nov. 25, 2019 and Feb. 9, 2020, respectively. The weapons included 171 guided anti-tank missiles, eight surface-to-air missiles, land attack cruise missile components, anti-ship cruise missile components, thermal weapons optics, and other components for missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/us-files-complaint-forfeit-iranian-missiles-and-sells-previously-transferred-iranian Fri, 10/30/2020 - 08:10 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security ICE launches billboards in Pennsylvania featuring at-large public safety threats https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-billboards-pennsylvania-featuring-large-public-safety-threats Too often sanctuary policies limiting cooperation with ICE result in significant public safety concerns,” said Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director Tony H. Pham. “ICE will continue to enforce immigration laws set forth by Congress through the efforts of the men and women of ICE to remove criminal aliens and making our communities safer. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-launches-billboards-pennsylvania-featuring-large-public-safety-threats Fri, 10/02/2020 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security ICE joins local law enforcement in drive-by shooting investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-joins-local-law-enforcement-drive-shooting-investigation Rick Martin, 20, of Sierra Vista, was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Cochise County Jail. Martin is charged with one count of first-degree murder, eight counts of aggravated assault, seven counts of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of endangerment, and two counts of misconduct with a weapon. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-joins-local-law-enforcement-drive-shooting-investigation Wed, 09/30/2020 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Civilian navy engineer, 3 others arrested on federal charges of theft, sale of government-owned technical information https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/civilian-navy-engineer-3-others-arrested-federal-charges-theft-sale-government-owned The arrests were made pursuant to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that alleges a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy downloaded technical drawings and manuals related to U.S. military weapons systems and sold the items to a Newport Beach company, which later resold the documents to domestic and foreign customers. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/civilian-navy-engineer-3-others-arrested-federal-charges-theft-sale-government-owned Wed, 09/02/2020 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Warrant and complaint seek seizure of all Iranian gasoil aboard 4 tankers headed to Venezuela based on connection to IRGC https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/warrant-and-complaint-seek-seizure-all-iranian-gasoil-aboard-4-tankers-headed There are approximately 302,502 barrels of Iranian gasoline currently onboard the Bella, approximately 302,522 barrels of Iranian gasoline currently onboard the Bering, approximately 259,700 barrels of Iranian gasoline currently onboard the Luna, and approximately 298,484 barrels of Iranian gasoline currently onboard the Pandi. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/warrant-and-complaint-seek-seizure-all-iranian-gasoil-aboard-4-tankers-headed Thu, 07/02/2020 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security ICE HSI Phoenix special agent in charge rallies behind public safety message https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-phoenix-special-agent-charge-rallies-behind-public-safety-message Fifteen local and federal law enforcement agencies around the state collaborated on the video, which is centered around a tragic but realistic scenario that plays out on camera as agency representatives explain the importance of reporting wary behavior. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-phoenix-special-agent-charge-rallies-behind-public-safety-message Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Fugitive wanted by Iraq for murder of Iraqi police officers arrested in Arizona https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fugitive-wanted-iraq-murder-iraqi-police-officers-arrested-arizona An Iraqi judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, on murder charges. The Government of Iraq subsequently requested Ahmed’s extradition from the United States. In accordance with its treaty obligations to Iraq, the United States filed a complaint in Phoenix seeking a warrant for Ahmed’s arrest based on the extradition request. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fugitive-wanted-iraq-murder-iraqi-police-officers-arrested-arizona Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Saudi man sentenced in Oklahoma to nearly 13 years in federal prison for concealing attendance at al Qaeda training camp, visa fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/saudi-man-sentenced-oklahoma-nearly-13-years-federal-prison-concealing-attendance-al On Feb. 5, 2018, Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 35, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a former resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, was taken into custody by the FBI without incident, based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma. According to the complaint, the FBI found 15 of Alfallaj’s fingerprints on an application to an al Qaeda training camp, known as al Farooq, which was one of al Qaeda’s key training sites in Afghanistan leading up to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/saudi-man-sentenced-oklahoma-nearly-13-years-federal-prison-concealing-attendance-al Thu, 10/03/2019 - 07:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security North Texas man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-man-sentenced-20-years-federal-prison-conspiring-provide-material-support Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani-based foreign terrorist organization, also known as LeT. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-man-sentenced-20-years-federal-prison-conspiring-provide-material-support Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Colorado agents behind Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/colorado-agents-behind-iranian-oil-tanker-grace-1-investigation The tanker, cargo and cash are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), bank fraud statute, and money laundering statute, as well as separately the terrorism forfeiture statute. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/colorado-agents-behind-iranian-oil-tanker-grace-1-investigation Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Los Angeles-area businessman sentenced to 46 months in prison for selling counterfeit integrated circuits with military and commercial uses https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/los-angeles-area-businessman-sentenced-46-months-prison-selling-counterfeit Rogelio Vasquez, 44, a.k.a. “James Harrison,” of Orange, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton, who said, “Simply put, the scheme was endangering lives for the sake of illicit profit.” Judge Staton also ordered Vasquez to pay $144,000 in restitution. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/los-angeles-area-businessman-sentenced-46-months-prison-selling-counterfeit Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security ICE HSI San Francisco aids local law enforcement to arrest 2 murder suspects https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-san-francisco-aids-local-law-enforcement-arrest-2-murder-suspects Murder suspects 44 year-old Douglas Lomas and 35 year-old Stephanie Ching, both of San Francisco, attempted to evade law enforcement last week by traveling to Beijing, China. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-san-francisco-aids-local-law-enforcement-arrest-2-murder-suspects Tue, 05/28/2019 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Former Fresno resident charged with illegally brokering the sale of military arms to a foreign government, money laundering https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-fresno-resident-charged-illegally-brokering-sale-military-arms-foreign Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested on Wednesday, May 15, in Fresno on a criminal complaint charging him with illegally brokering the sale of military-grade arms and munitions, money laundering, and conspiracy, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-fresno-resident-charged-illegally-brokering-sale-military-arms-foreign Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Fugitive arrested by ICE Homeland Security Investigations San Francisco deported for murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fugitive-arrested-ice-homeland-security-investigations-san-francisco-deported-murder Ezra Dave Maling, a fugitive Philippine national, was deported Tuesday due to violations of Philippine law pertaining to murder. He is accused of strangling to death his female ‘live in’ partner with a leather belt in March of 2003. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fugitive-arrested-ice-homeland-security-investigations-san-francisco-deported-murder Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security North Texas man pleads guilty to conspiring to provide material support to Pakistani-based terror group https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-man-pleads-guilty-conspiring-provide-material-support-pakistani-based Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, of Fort Worth, who was arrested in February, formally pleaded guilty May 8 to conspiracy to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani-based foreign terrorist organization also known as LeT. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-man-pleads-guilty-conspiring-provide-material-support-pakistani-based Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Jordanian national who hid terrorism conviction from immigration officials is stripped of US citizenship and sentenced to prison https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/jordanian-national-who-hid-terrorism-conviction-immigration-officials-stripped-us Vallmoe Shqaire, 51, of Downey, an admitted member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, pleaded guilty on January 14 to unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship. As a consequence of his conviction, Shqaire was denaturalized, and he agreed to be removed to Jordan upon the completion of his prison sentence. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/jordanian-national-who-hid-terrorism-conviction-immigration-officials-stripped-us Fri, 04/26/2019 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security North Texas man charged with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-man-charged-conspiring-provide-material-support-foreign-terrorist Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, was charged Feb. 8 by criminal complaint with conspiring to provide material support and resources to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani-based foreign terrorist organization. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-man-charged-conspiring-provide-material-support-foreign-terrorist Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security ICE Corpus Christi-led investigation results in conviction of 16 gang members, associates https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-corpus-christi-led-investigation-results-conviction-16-gang-members-associates On Dec. 11, James Randall Lee Ross, aka “Silver”, 45, became the latest defendant to be sentenced as a result of the investigation when he was ordered by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to serve 292 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-corpus-christi-led-investigation-results-conviction-16-gang-members-associates Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Saudi citizen charged in Oklahoma with concealing attendance at al Qaeda training camp https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/saudi-citizen-charged-oklahoma-concealing-attendance-al-qaeda-training-camp Based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma and unsealed Tuesday, Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 34, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a current resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, was taken into custody by the FBI without incident Feb. 5. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/saudi-citizen-charged-oklahoma-concealing-attendance-al-qaeda-training-camp Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Italian national pleads guilty to illegally exporting and attempting to export military technology https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/italian-national-pleads-guilty-illegally-exporting-and-attempting-export-military Giovanni Zannoni, 35, of Gavorrano, Italy, has pleaded guilty to illegally exporting and attempting to export night vision equipment and assault rifle components.  As part of his plea, Zannoni agreed to forfeit $436,673.73, in addition to the dozens of gun parts and night vision and thermal imaging devices recovered by the government in connection with this prosecution. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/italian-national-pleads-guilty-illegally-exporting-and-attempting-export-military Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Flight attendant charged in federal court with airport security violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/flight-attendant-charged-federal-court-airport-security-violations Scott McKinney, a flight attendant, is charged with conspiracy to violate airport security requirements and operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/flight-attendant-charged-federal-court-airport-security-violations Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security HSI, CBP establish Virginia-based coordination center to promote trade enforcement https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-cbp-establish-virginia-based-coordination-center-promote-trade-enforcement The center will focus on identifying intellectual property rights violations, public health and safety threats, and compliance with import and export laws. It will work with a variety of federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Transportation to enforce these laws. The Virginia TECC is the 12th in the country. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-cbp-establish-virginia-based-coordination-center-promote-trade-enforcement Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security Convicted terrorist stripped of citizenship, ordered deported for failing to disclose ties to deadly bombing https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/convicted-terrorist-stripped-citizenship-ordered-deported-failing-disclose-ties Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 70, lost her United States citizenship, and will be deported from the United States for having obtained her United States citizenship unlawfully, Daniel L. Lemisch, acting United States Attorney announced.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/convicted-terrorist-stripped-citizenship-ordered-deported-failing-disclose-ties Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - National Security