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<p>Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.</p>

Customs Agents Seize Pot-Laden Wheelchair

April 5, 2011
Agents arrested a 19-year-old man pretending to be disabled, who was attempting to smuggle wrapped packages of marijuana through a border checkpoint at San Ysidro near San Diego, Calif.

Asian Boyz Founder Gets 8 Consecutive Life Sentences

March 31, 2011
Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry said the crimes of 37-year-old Marvin Mercado deserve "the greatest sentence this court can impose." Only two of his victims were rival gang members. The remainder were law-abiding citizens.

Rewards Offered In ICE Agent's Slaying

March 30, 2011
The U.S. and Mexican governments are offering up to $5 million dollars and up to 10 million pesos for information about the shooting of two immigration enforcement agents in Mexico.

Islamist Terrorists Cross Into U.S. Over Mexico Border

March 29, 2011
Members of East African groups arriving in the United States via the U.S.-Mexico border have terrorist ties and are "ready to die for the cause."

Calif. Motorcycle Gang Sues Law Enforcement Agencies

March 19, 2011
The lawsuit claims former Riverside County Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco and Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana described the group as "cockroaches" and "terrorists" who "practice an extreme brand of violence."

N.M. Chief Who Smuggled Guns Into Mexico Had Checkered Past

March 11, 2011
If convicted of gun smuggling, Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega could receive five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. However, his arrest Thursday by a joint task force is just the latest brush with the wrong side of the legal system for the chief.

National Latino Officers Host Training on Patron Drug Saints

March 11, 2011
Robert Almonte, a U.S. Marshal in western Texas, is leading the event, which will cover how drug and human smugglers pervert Catholic saints and icons in their trade. The course seeks to educate officers about the images, icons, statues and other items seized during these investigations.

Calif. Jury Recommends Life for Asian Boyz Shot-Caller

March 8, 2011
The recommendation was announced Monday for Marvin Mercado, 37, who committed the crimes in the 1990s, yet eluded police for a decade by fleeing to the Philippines. Mercado and his crew committed the crimes "just for fun," an LAPD detective testified.

Federal Officers Slam Obama for Statements on Mexico Dangers

March 7, 2011
After his meeting with Mexico President Calderon on Thursday, President Obama stated, "There are laws in place in Mexico that say our agents should not be armed," and "We do not carry out law enforcement activities inside of Mexico." President Obama also stated that the role of ICE Agents was an "advisory" one.
ICE agents and other law enforcement officers arrested 678 gang members and associates during "Project Southern Tempest." Photo courtesy of ICE.

678 Arrested In ICE-Led Gang Sweep

March 2, 2011
Of the arrested 678 gang members or associates, 133 were from different gangs; 447 were charged with criminal offenses; 231 were administrative arrests; 322 had violent criminal histories; and 421 were foreign nationals.
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