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Columbian Drug Lord Bribes Federal Agent with Cash, Sex

After succumbing to bribes from Columbian drug lord, Jose Bayron Piedrahita, a former federal agent in Miami persuaded federal prosecutors to dismiss Piedrahita from indictment in one of the largest drug smuggling cases in U.S. history.

Former HSI Agent Accused of Stealing Drug Money

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A former Homeland Security Investigations agent was accused of using his position to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars of drug money and then laundering the money through real estate transactions and foreign banks.

Georgia Man Spent Lottery Winnings on Crystal Meth Business

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After winning $3 million from a lottery scratch-off game in 2015, a Georgia man sensibly chose to invest those gains. Unfortunately for him, his investment in a crystal meth business earned him decades behind bars.

ICE Agents Bust International Sex Trafficking Ring

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A joint-effort between Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations in New York and the Mexican Federal Police led to the arrest of six people on sex trafficking-related charges.

ICE Arrests More than 400 International Fugitives

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Thanks to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) National Fugitive Operations Program (NFOP), 406 foreign fugitives were arrested this fiscal year. 

Multi-Agency Operation Takes Down Heroin Traffickers

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A multi-agency operation targeting a major drug-trafficking organization resulted in the arrest of six people and the recovery of more than $100,000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This Week on FEDtalk: How ICE Trains HEROs to Rescue Exploited Children

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Many are surprised to discover the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has a sizeable branch devoted to investigating online child exploitation crimes. Not only does this unit exist, but ICE also trains military veterans for elite analyst careers in this field via its Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) program.

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Sorting Through Cybersecurity

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in the cybersecurity community will discuss what these threats look like and how the federal workforce can prepare for them.

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FLEOA Encourages Passage of EAGLES Act Following Wave of Mass Public Violence

Nathan Catura, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, today issued the following statement in support of the EAGLES Act.

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