ICE: Large Weapons Cache Seized En Route to Mexico

Federal law enforcement officials say a large weapons cache seized in the Texas border town of Laredo was likely heading to Mexico. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents and other law enforcement agencies teamed up to stop a large quantity of semi-automatic weapons, ammunition, and ballistic armor from being smuggled to Mexican drug cartels in Nuevo Laredo.

Laredo Weapons Cache seized by ICE HSI Agents.

Feds Arrest 120 at Illegal Cockfighting Event

Homeland Security Investigations special agents arrested 120 people at an illegal cockfighting event in far southwest Arkansas. Agents determined that many are illegal immigrants.

120 arrested at AR Cockfighting Event

ICE Audits 77 Northern California Businesses, Seeking Illegal Workers

77 Northern California businesses were required this week to comply with immigration audits of their workforces in what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has described as “protecting jobs for U.S. citizens” and other lawfully employed individuals.

ICE arrests in Texas.

Top 10 ICE Stories for 2017

Officers and agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had a busy year in 2017. New leadership set up the agency to increase immigration enforcement efforts.

ICE removes MS-13 Gang Member

ICE Arrests 800 MS-13 Gang Members in FY2017

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested nearly 800 members of the hyper-violent transnational MS-13 gang in operations carried out across the U.S. in Fiscal Year 2017. The arrests came as part of an emphasis from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security that resulted in the arrest of nearly 5,000 total gang members.

ICE Agents bust transnational gang members.

Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Sending Teams to Purchase Bulk Ammo in Texas

McALLEN, Texas — Members of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel are deploying teams to various stores in this border city area to purchase bulk quantities of ammunition for smuggling back to Mexico. It remains unclear if the reported stockpiling attempts could indicate a coming escalation in violence in across the border in Reynosa.

Gulf Cartel Summit

NY Police Raid MS-13 Hangouts — Arrest Nine

Suffolk County law enforcement and New York State Liquor Authority officers conducted inspections at two known MS-13 haunts in New York. The inspections led to the arrest of seven people. Officials turned two others over to immigration officials.

MS-13 gang member

ICE Busts 39 MS-13 Members in New York Operation

Law enforcement immigration officers and agents joined forces to round up 39 members of the hyper-violent MS-13 criminal gang. Six other people were also arrested during the operation.

NY ICE MS-13 Bust

CBP Officers Bust Marijuana Load at Texas Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) officers arrested an American citizen after she allegedly attempted to smuggle a load of marijuana across the border into west Texas from Mexico.

Drugs seized after K-9 alert

Feds Seize $7.2 Million in Drugs at Border in Day

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized drugs worth more than $7,200,000 on one day at the Port of Nogales in Nogales, Arizona. Nogales shares a border with Sonora, Mexico, and is Arizona’s largest border city.

Cocaine stashed in car.

Houston Will Be Hostile Territory for Gangs, Says Texas Governor

HOUSTON, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott announced the expansion of the Texas Anti-Gang Task Force (TAG) and the creation of a technical operations center in response to a sharp increase in rape and murder in the Houston area by violent gangs.

Abbott press conference

CA Man Indicted for Allegedly Inducing Six Boys To Make Sex Videos

A federal grand jury indicted a California man for allegedly coercing six boys to send him sex videos. The Los Angeles-area man is accused of also threatening to publish the photos and videos he already possessed of them if they did not send him more.


Nearly 1,000 Gang Members with Ties to ‘Transnational Criminal’ Groups Arrested across US

An operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents across the United States has landed 976 gang members and associates with ties to transnational criminal gangs have been arrested in an operation named Project Wildfire. The arrests took place in 282 cities across the U.S. during a six-week period. The targets of the sweep were people affiliated with transnational criminal gangs or other transnational criminal activities.

Gang Units making arrests - HSI Video shot