DHS Announces Strategy to Address Illegal Textile Trade

Will heighten screening, cargo compliance, and law enforcement The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released an updated strategy to address the illicit trade of textiles in the…

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ICE Says Agency No Longer Uses Commercial Cell Phone Data

The practice did not comply with DHS policy. A spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed this week that the agency has stopped using private phone data…

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Nearly a Dozen Plead Guilty for Migrant Smuggling

DOJ brought charges against 11 individuals in federal court. A Texas woman and ten other defendants have pled guilty in a human smuggling and money laundering case brought…

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DHS Plans to Address Fentanyl Trafficking 

The plan is part of a “multi-pronged” administration strategy.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced “Operation Blue Lotus,” the department’s new step in efforts to fight against the…

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Treasury Department Sanctions Arms Trafficker

The individual has ties with a major drug cartel. The U.S. Treasury Department announced that its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated Mexican national Obed Christian…

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CBP Seizes Over $30 Million in Fake Items

Counterfeit designer products discovered at California seaport. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) coordinating with import specialists of the Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising and special agents…

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HSI Announces New HERO Graduates

Military veterans trained to battle child exploitation. The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the graduation of its eleventh class of military…

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Homeland Security Warns of Counterfeit Goods

Efforts made to alert shoppers as they prepare to buy on Black Friday. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, and Homeland Security Investigations hosted an…

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