Imperial Valley News Center
Beaumont, Texas - A Mexican national was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison for drug trafficking-related crimes.
New York - A New York man was arrested Thursday for the fraudulent use of a federal food assistance program in connection with the sale of synthetic drugs. The arrest came following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) in New York, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and local law enforcement.
Former station chief for international air carrier charged with smuggling, obstruction of justice and wire fraud
New York - A Queens woman was charged in a superseding indictment Wednesday for her alleged role in smuggling packages on flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on behalf of PRC military personnel. The initial arrest stems from a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) in New York, the United States Department of Justice and the FBI with assistance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
USDA Announces Initiative to Provide Transitional Housing for Rural Americans in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
Las Vegas, Nevada - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday announced an initiative that will use USDA's rural development resources to help fill the need for transitional housing for people recovering from opioid and other substance use disorders. In January, President Obama tasked Vilsack, who is chair of the White House Rural Council, with leading a federal interagency effort focused on rural opioid use. The initiative is the result of a conversation Secretary Vilsack had in May in New Hampshire at the Hillsborough County Superior Court, where individuals involved with the state's drug court program told him that a lack of access to affordable housing made it challenging for participants to successfully complete their recovery from addiction.
Washington, DC - U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel September 4 – 9 to Senegal, Nigeria, and South Africa. His trip is an important opportunity to discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement, and advance climate and clean energy efforts with leaders across Africa ahead of this year’s UNFCCC annual climate conference, COP-22, in Marrakesh, Morocco, on November 7-18.
NASA Selects Proposals for Advancing Adaptive Space Robotics, 3-D Printing and Other Key Exploration Technologies
Washington, DC - NASA has selected 21 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into the solar system and beyond while benefiting America's technology-driven economy here on Earth.
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