Imperial Valley News
Los Angeles, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) seized 11.24 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, hidden within the lining of a passenger’s suitcase on July 18th. The estimated value of the seized contraband is $160,000.
Washington, DC - Today marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, begun in 2014 to raise awareness and encourage the international community to take action against human trafficking - compelling labor and commercial sex through the use of physical and sexual abuse, threats of harm and deportation, false promises, economic and psychological manipulation, and cruelty.
Santa Ana, California - An Orange County man who allegedly posed as an agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in an attempt to extort money from at least one female victim made his first federal court appearance Tuesday after being charged with impersonating a federal officer.
Former ICE special agent sentenced to federal prison for taking bribes from businessman being investigated for human trafficking
Los Angeles, California - A former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in federal prison for accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from a Korean businessman.
Fresno, California - Three Bakersfield brothers were arrested Friday on charges of manufacturing and distributing synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as spice, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the California Highway Patrol, the Bakersfield and Fresno police departments.
Paris, France - Secretary Kerry met in Paris today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues, including counter-terrorism efforts; Ukraine and Minsk implementation; Syria; tensions in the Middle East, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).