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ICE, federal authorities arrest dozens in Massachusetts operation targeting drugs, criminal aliens

BOSTON, MA: ICE release – Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) joined the Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Marshalls, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Oct. 4, to announce the arrests of dozens of defendants in a multi-agency federal investigation in…
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WORLD – ICE HSI Ho Chi Minh City participates in destruction of 13 tons of seized counterfeit items

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: On Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, joined with Vietnam Customs Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (ASID) and multiple brand representatives to witness the destruction of tons of counterfeit items which had previously been seized by Vietnamese authorities at ports of entry. The items included counterfeit footwear, garments, handbags…
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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

BOSTON, MA: - by ATF Boston Field Division  – An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 26, was sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised…
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Printing Guns is Illegal and a Serious Public Safety Risk

AG Issues Public Safety Notice with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Chiefs of Police Association, Major City Chiefs of Police, and the District Attorneys Association. BOSTON, MA — After winning a federal court order blocking the Trump Administration from allowing the publication of plans for downloadable 3D-printed weapons, Attorney General Maura Healey today joined with her law enforcement partners in issuing a public safety…
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ICE HSI Boston, Attorney General announce 25 arrests in large-scale document and benefit fraud scheme

BOSTON — Twenty five individuals were charged as a result of a Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe targeting offenders of document and benefit fraud. Peter C. Fitzhugh, HSI Boston special agent in charge, joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew E . Lelling in the announcement Thursday. Many of the defendants have prior criminal histories, including a…
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ICE removes Brazilian national wanted for murder with help of Martha’s Vineyard Police

BOSTON – A Brazilian national wanted for murder in Brazil was returned to his home country July 10 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers with the assistance of the Oak Bluffs Police Department on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Dorviro Rocha-Ribeiro, 47, a citizen and national of Brazil who was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for murder, was removed from…
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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Illegally Possessing a Sawed-Off Shotgun

BOSTON REGION - Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joshua Knight, 35, of Brunswick, Maine, was sentenced today in District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon. Knight pleaded guilty to the charge on January 5, 2018. According to court records and evidence…
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