ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:45:30 -0400 ICE removes Rwandan citizen for human rights violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-rwandan-citizen-human-rights-violations Beatrice Munyenyezi was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for procuring her naturalization based on false statements to immigration officers about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-rwandan-citizen-human-rights-violations Fri, 04/16/2021 - 07:58 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-seizes-167-million-counterfeit-drugs-products This year’s operation nearly doubled the HSI New Orleans 2019 totals, which resulted in 33,000 items seized, valued at $8 million. ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products , ICE HSI investigation seizes $16.7 million in counterfeit drugs, products https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-seizes-167-million-counterfeit-drugs-products Tue, 11/24/2020 - 13:06 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE HSI task force arrests 29, seizes weapons, cash and narcotics in a multi-day drug enforcement operation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-task-force-arrests-29-seizes-weapons-cash-and-narcotics-multi-day-drug The operation, led by HSI New Orleans’s HIDTA task force, culminated in 29 federal and state arrests, the seizure of multiple firearms, cash, and controlled substances including fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana and other opioids. ICE HSI task force arrests 29, seizes weapons, cash and narcotics in a multi-day drug enforcement operation , ICE HSI task force arrests 29, seizes weapons, cash and narcotics in a multi-day drug enforcement operation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-task-force-arrests-29-seizes-weapons-cash-and-narcotics-multi-day-drug Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Louisiana task force seizes $7 million in drugs, weapons, arrests 4 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-task-force-seizes-7-million-drugs-weapons-arrests-4 The drugs and weapons were seized from two separate marijuana grow houses in St. Tammany Parish and Orleans Parish. Hung Q. Nguyen, Phi Q. Nguyen, and Tuan Q. Nguyen were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Creation/Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory, Drug Conspiracy, and Racketeering. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-task-force-seizes-7-million-drugs-weapons-arrests-4 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Louisiana sex offender sentenced for child pornography after HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-sex-offender-sentenced-child-pornography-after-hsi-investigation Jessie C. Comeaux, 37, of Kaplan, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael J. Juneau, to 87 months in custody. Following his federal prison term, Comeaux will be required to serve eight years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender in any state in which he lives or works. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-sex-offender-sentenced-child-pornography-after-hsi-investigation Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Louisiana man sentenced to 6 years for child pornography following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-man-sentenced-6-years-child-pornography-following-ice-hsi-investigation Lafayette, Louisiana, resident Jared Tyler Olivier, 24, was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison June 10, 2020, after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana to transportation of child pornography. The sentencing follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New Orleans. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-man-sentenced-6-years-child-pornography-following-ice-hsi-investigation Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE HSI arrests former Louisiana deputy, firefighter for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-arrests-former-louisiana-deputy-firefighter-child-exploitation Former deputy Phillip Guidry, 35, of Houma was dismissed from his position following his arrest by HSI on 20 counts of possession of child pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-arrests-former-louisiana-deputy-firefighter-child-exploitation Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE HSI investigates, arrests Georgia man in multi-million COVID-19 fraud scam https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigates-arrests-georgia-man-multi-million-covid-19-fraud-scam Christopher Parris, 39, was arrested on wire fraud criminal complaint charges. It alleges that he made and caused to be made a series of fraudulent misrepresentations in an attempt to secure orders from the Department of Veterans Affairs for 125 million face masks and other PPE that would have totaled over $750 million. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigates-arrests-georgia-man-multi-million-covid-19-fraud-scam Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Former Louisiana pastor sentenced to 60 years after ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-louisiana-pastor-sentenced-60-years-after-ice-hsi-investigation In coordination with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit, HSI Lake Charles special agents determined John Michael Ward, 45, of Westlake, abused a juvenile victim over a two year period and, on two occasions, coerced the minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of capturing sexually explicit videos of the minor. Ward was serving as a pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Westlake, LA, at the time of his arrest. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-louisiana-pastor-sentenced-60-years-after-ice-hsi-investigation Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana 13 arrested during Arkansas HSI sex trafficking operation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/13-arrested-during-arkansas-hsi-sex-trafficking-operation ICE's HSI Little Rock and Jonesboro special agents arrested 13 people and rescued three victims following an underage sex trafficking operation in Northeast Arkansas Jan. 30, 2020. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/13-arrested-during-arkansas-hsi-sex-trafficking-operation Tue, 02/04/2020 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Harahan man indicted on child pornography charge following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/harahan-man-indicted-child-pornography-charge-following-ice-hsi-investigation Charles Lopez, 27, was arrested at his residence following a months-long criminal investigation after HSI and LBI executed a federal search warrant April 30, 2019, at Lopez’s home, where evidence was obtained indicating Lopez received images and videos depicting sexual exploitation of minors. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/harahan-man-indicted-child-pornography-charge-following-ice-hsi-investigation Mon, 01/27/2020 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE HSI seizes more than 700 counterfeit items day of National Championship game https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-seizes-more-700-counterfeit-items-day-national-championship-game ICE HSI seized more than 700 counterfeit sports-related items worth an estimated $300,000 during a joint anti-counterfeiting operation Monday in downtown New Orleans the day of the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. ICE HSI seizes more than 700 counterfeit items day of National Championship game , ICE HSI seizes more than 700 counterfeit items day of National Championship game https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-seizes-more-700-counterfeit-items-day-national-championship-game Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Former Navy Petty Officer sentenced to 8 years on child pornography charge https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-navy-petty-officer-sentenced-8-years-child-pornography-charge Don Edward Pannell II, 32, of Harvey, Louisiana, previously pleaded guilty in August to receiving child pornography between October 2017 and April 2018. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-navy-petty-officer-sentenced-8-years-child-pornography-charge Thu, 12/19/2019 - 11:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE HSI New Orleans seizes $8 million in counterfeit goods during pre-holiday IPR surge operation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-new-orleans-seizes-8-million-counterfeit-goods-during-pre-holiday-ipr-surge This operation vastly exceeded the HSI New Orleans 2018 totals, which resulted in 6,800 seized items valued at $800,000. HSI New Orleans Special Agent in Charge Jere Miles announces the results of an IPR surge operation resulting in the seizure of more than 33,000 counterfeit items valued at more than $8 million. , HSI New Orleans Special Agent in Charge Jere Miles announces the results of an IPR surge operation resulting in the seizure of more than 33,000 counterfeit items valued at more than $8 million. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-new-orleans-seizes-8-million-counterfeit-goods-during-pre-holiday-ipr-surge Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE New Orleans arrests 33 during week-long fugitive, criminal alien surge https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-new-orleans-arrests-33-during-week-long-fugitive-criminal-alien-surge According to preliminary arrest statistics, the field office made 33 at-large arrests May 13-16 across its area of operations. Of the 33 arrests, 22 have prior criminal convictions or pending criminal charges; 23 were either previously deported or have outstanding removal orders issued by the courts. Nine arrests took place in metro New Orleans, 12 in Alabama, eight in Arkansas and four in Tennessee.  ICE New Orleans arrests 33 during week-long fugitive, criminal alien surge , ICE New Orleans arrests 33 during week-long fugitive, criminal alien surge , ICE New Orleans arrests 33 during week-long fugitive, criminal alien surge https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-new-orleans-arrests-33-during-week-long-fugitive-criminal-alien-surge Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE "Most Wanted" fugitive, child predator captured in Louisiana https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-most-wanted-fugitive-child-predator-captured-louisiana Jose Melchor Martinez AKA Jose Luis Martinez-Sanchez, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested Wednesday morning by an ERO New Orleans Special Response Team after executing a federal arrest warrant at a residence in Church Point, Louisiana. ICE "Most Wanted" fugitive, child predator captured in Louisiana https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-most-wanted-fugitive-child-predator-captured-louisiana Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Louisiana legislature honors ICE and its partners as part of Public Service Recognition Week https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-legislature-honors-ice-and-its-partners-part-public-service-recognition Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. ERO New Orleans AFOD Brian Acuna, HSI Baton Rouge RAC Ron Militana, State Rep. Valarie Hodges, Task Force Commander Lawrence Callender and CBP Baton Rouge Port Director Pat Tyrell https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-legislature-honors-ice-and-its-partners-part-public-service-recognition Fri, 05/11/2018 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Jena takes care of business https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-enforcement-and-removal-operations-jena-takes-care-business The busy LaSalle U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center opened in the fall of 2007. Located in Jena, Louisiana, a town that covers about five square miles, it functions as an ICE-dedicated detention center with a maximum capacity of 1,320 beds. View of the Red River, Louisiana , View of the Gillis Long Bridge that connects Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana , LaSalle Parish Courthouse , Entrance to Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana , Hiking trail in the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana , Racing on the Buhlow Lake, Pineville, LA , Downtown Jena, Louisiana, view of Jena Municipal Building , View of downtown Jena, Louisiana , Walkway in national park https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-enforcement-and-removal-operations-jena-takes-care-business Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Honduran man sentenced for stealing US citizen’s identity to get Louisiana ID https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honduran-man-sentenced-stealing-us-citizens-identity-get-louisiana-id Javier Canizalez-Hernandez, 40, a citizen of Honduras, previously admitted during his guilty plea to using the Social Security number that was not assigned to him to obtain a Louisiana Identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Houma. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honduran-man-sentenced-stealing-us-citizens-identity-get-louisiana-id Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Guatemalan man sentenced for illegally reentering US after 3 deportations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/guatemalan-man-sentenced-illegally-reentering-us-after-3-deportations A Guatemalan man illegally present in the United States who has been deported from the country three times, and subsequently re-entered the country illegally, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on a felony charge of illegal re-entry of a removed alien. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/guatemalan-man-sentenced-illegally-reentering-us-after-3-deportations Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana African criminal alien convicted of obstructing ICE deportation attempts https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/african-criminal-alien-convicted-obstructing-ice-deportation-attempts Sheku Kumalah, 31, faces up to four years in federal prison at sentencing for obstructing his removal. According to court documents, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers twice attempted to place Mr. Kumalah on escorted commercial flights to his home country at the Alexandria International Airport in July 2016 and August 2016. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/african-criminal-alien-convicted-obstructing-ice-deportation-attempts Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE removes Mexican man wanted for murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-mexican-man-wanted-murder Jose Raul Jasso-Moreno, 23, is wanted in Mexico for a warrant issued on Sept. 18, 2015, for murder. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-mexican-man-wanted-murder Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE removes Honduran man wanted for murder and robbery https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-honduran-man-wanted-murder-and-robbery Dauryn Orlando Duran-Maradiaga, 24, is wanted in Honduras for a warrant issued on Sept. 17, 2010, for aggravated homicide, a warrant issued on June 25, 2012, for robbery, and a warrant issued on May 24, 2013, for illegal possession of firearms. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-honduran-man-wanted-murder-and-robbery Tue, 04/11/2017 - 07:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana ICE removes Honduran man wanted for homicide in his home country https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-honduran-man-wanted-homicide-his-home-country Jose Daniel Garza-Cardona, 32, is wanted in his home country for homicide pursuant to a November 2009 warrant issued by a Honduran judge. ICE removes Honduran man wanted for homicide in his home country https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-honduran-man-wanted-homicide-his-home-country Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana Louisiana maritime instructor indicted for selling fraudulent training certificates https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-maritime-instructor-indicted-selling-fraudulent-training-certificates According to court records, Maurice George, 45, of Napoleonville, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and eight counts of wire fraud for the alleged crimes while he was employed by Beier Radio, L.L.C. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/louisiana-maritime-instructor-indicted-selling-fraudulent-training-certificates Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Louisiana