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Volume 3, Issue 3 ( PDF Version )

Fugitive Operation Nets 179 Illegal Aliens in Las Vegas Area

LAS VEGAS - In a major six-day operation, ICE officers from three states fanned out across Clark County, arresting a total of 179 immigration violators, many of whom have outstanding orders of deportation. More

Agents Dismantle Fraud Ring that Scammed U.S. Victims Out of Millions

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Twenty-four individuals in Costa Rica and the United States have been charged with criminal violations pursuant to a three-year investigation into an international sweepstakes scam that defrauded more than 2,000 U.S. victims out of at least $20 million. More

Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Ship Sensitive Technology to Iran

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty on May 8 to charges he attempted to illegally ship sophisticated pressure sensors to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). More

Los Angeles Man Charged in ICE Probe for Having Sex with Minors in Thailand

LOS ANGELES - A 57-year-old Los Angeles man who formerly worked as an English teacher in Bangkok made his initial appearance in federal court on charges stemming from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with underage boys while living in Thailand. More

ICE Observes National Police Week

In ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., ICE recognized those agents and officers who gave their lives in the line of duty during 2005. Included among those honored was Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge David Wilhelm who was killed on March 11, 2005 while attempting to subdue an escapee from a Fulton County, Ga., courthouse. More

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Volume 2, Issue 25 ( PDF Version )

Landmark Marriage Fraud Case Nets 44 In California

SANTA ANA, Calif.-In what is believed to be one of the largest marriage fraud investigations ever undertaken in the United States, a total of 44 individuals have been indicted for their roles in an elaborate scheme to obtain fraudulent immigrant visas for hundreds of Chinese and Vietnamese nationals based on sham marriages to U.S. citizens. More

ICE DRO’s Torres Joins Secretary Chertoff At SBI Press Conference

Acting Director of the ICE Office of Detention and Removal John Torres appeared at a press conference December 1 with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Chief of the Border Patrol David Aguilar to discuss ICE's role in the DHS Secure Border Initiative (SBI). More

Jordanian Man Pleads Guilty To Middle East Smuggling Conspiracy

A Jordanian man has pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to smuggle scores of illegal aliens from Iraq and Jordan into the United States after a three-year undercover ICE investigation. More

ICE Arrests Salvadoran Fugitive, Convicted Sex Offender

ROCKFORD, Ill.-A convicted sex offender from El Salvador who changed his identity to elude deportation was tracked down at his job as a motel manager and arrested Dec. 1 by ICE. More

ICE Money Laundering Case Nabs Nine in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY-Nine Salt Lake City-area people have been indicted for their roles in operating a series of illegal money transmitter businesses used to launder millions of dollars in drug money and to funnel drug proceeds to accounts in Mexico and throughout the United States. More

Former Boy Scout Exec Gets 8 Years For Child Porn

FORT WORTH, Texas-A former executive with the Boy Scouts of America headquarters was sentenced to eight years in federal prison and supervised release for life for possessing child pornography. More

ICE New Orleans Arrests 14 Illegal Workers

KENNER, La.-ICE agents arrested 14 illegal aliens working for a contractor at a petrochemical plant in suburban New Orleans on December 13. More

L.A. Woman Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Her Niece For Prostitution

LOS ANGELES-A West Los Angeles woman pleaded guilty December 6 to a federal human trafficking charge for bringing her niece into the United States and forcing her to work as a prostitute. More

ICE Most Wanted

This Week's Featured Fugitive: Cristobal Fuentes-Villareal. More

Returning A Mexican Fugitive

ICE officers from the El Paso Field Office of Detention and Removal Operations, their faces obscured for operational security reasons, escort Maria de la Luz Molina-Avila, 31, across the Stanton Street Bridge in El Paso during her deportation December 6. More








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Volume 2, Issue 19 ( PDF Version )

ICE Helps Recover Masterpieces

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Special agents from ICE, working for years in an international joint operation, have assisted in the recovery of major works of art that were stolen five years ago from a waterfront museum in Stockholm, Sweden. More

ICE Nabs Three At Nuke Plant

BLAIR, Neb. - In the latest in a series of arrests involving illegal aliens at nuclear facilities, ICE special agents arrested three illegal aliens in Blair September 15 when they attempted to enter the outer secure area of the Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station to perform contract work at the plant for the first time. More

ICE Response To Katrina Unprecedented

ICE has deployed more than 700 personnel to the Gulf Coast and the city of New Orleans in a unified and unprecedented agency response to Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in the nation's history. More

ICE Deports Bank Robber To Eritrea

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - ICE announced September 15 that a Los Angeles businessman convicted of robbing two Canadian banks in the mid-1970s, ostensibly to raise funds for an insurgent group fighting for Eritrea's independence, has been deported to his adopted country. More

ICE, Brazilians Break Human Smuggling Ring

MIAMI, Fla. - ICE, the Brazilian Federal Police (DPF), and the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) announced September 14 that a 16-month international human smuggling investigation culminated with the arrests of 48 individuals linked to an international smuggling ring operating out of Brazil and stretching as far as Miami, Mexico City, Amsterdam, and Bangkok. More

Senate Witness on Hawalas Sentenced for Running One

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Virginia man who testified before a U.S. Senate committee after 9/11 on the dangers of money transmitting businesses (commonly known as "hawalas") was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for operating one without a license, in violation of provisions of the USA Patriot Act. More

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 12 for Marriage Scam, Smuggling

CHICAGO, Ill. - Following an ICE investigation, a federal grand jury handed down indictments September 15 charging 12 defendants with recruiting and offering U.S citizens up to $10,000 to marry Lithuanian nationals for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining immigration benefits. More

ICE, CBP Donate Seized Clothes to Hurricane Katrina Victims

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Nine fully loaded U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tractor-trailers delivered several hundred thousand pieces of seized clothing to an American Red Cross facility in San Antonio September 9. More

Special Response

A member of an ICE Special Response Team (SRT) patrols the streets of New Orleans aboard a military vehicle. ICE SRTs from throughout the country were among the more than 700 ICE personnel deployed to the Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Katrina. More

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Volume 2, No.15 ( PDF Version )

ICE Predator Arrests Top 6,000

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Assistant Secretary Michael J. Garcia announced July 19 that arrests during the first two years of Operation Predator have exceeded 6,000. More

ICE Ends 20-Year Manhunt With Fugitive's Arrest

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A 20-year international manhunt ended in Los Angeles July 11 when ICE officers arrested one of Mexico's most wanted fugitives. More

ICE DRO Sets Record With D.C. Removal Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the largest recorded deportation flight removal in the Washington, D.C. area, ICE Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) officers deported 120 citizens of Mexico back to their country this week. More

Mexican Meth, Coke Smuggler Gets 16 Years

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A Mexican drug smuggler, whose plan to hide cocaine and methamphetamine in building blocks was busted by ICE agents, was sentenced to 16 years in prison July 13. More

ICE Agents Work With Local Police; Arrest Indiana MS-13 Gang Member

MONTICELLO, Ind. - ICE officers, working with local police, arrested a member of the violent "Mara Savatrucha"; (MS-13) gang here July 12. More

Houston ICE Arrests Mexican Sought in Journalist Killing

HOUSTON, Texas - An illegal alien from Mexico, wanted for tax evasion and for questioning in the homicide of a Mexican reporter, was arrested by ICE agents July 2. More

New England ICE DRO Arrests Career Criminal in Bristol, RI

BRISTOL, R.I. - ICE detention and removal officers arrested a fugitive criminal alien with an extensive criminal history July 7. More

Virginia Man Who Lied About Ties to Terror Pleads Guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Virginia man investigated by ICE and FBI agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force has pleaded guilty to lying on his application for United States citizenship. More

ICE Town Hall

A capacity crowd of ICE employees listens as DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, front center, Assistant Secretary Michael Garcia, front left, Deputy Assistance Secretary John Clark, front right, and the ICE leadership team discuss the DHS Second Stage Review and other ICE issues during a town hall meeting at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. July 15. More