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ICE agents arresting migrant sex offenders, murderers from states far from U.S. southern border

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It’s not just border states and its citizens that suffer greatly from President Joe Biden’s open border policies; dangerous illegal migrants are settling throughout the country. Last week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) arrested foreign nationals in states far from the border; they are wanted for violent crimes including sex offenders and murderers.

The Center Square reports the Chicago division of ICE arrested a Bosnian citizen with an active criminal arrest warrant issued by the Wyandotte County, Kansas, District Court for second-degree murder.

Days later, the New York City division agents arrested a 56-year-old “international fugitive wanted in Guatemala for aggravated rape in a continuous manner and with special aggravating circumstances” ICE said. The man was originally arrested in 2014 in Texas and had an arrest warrant from Guatemalan officials “for aggravated rape in a continuous manner and with special aggravating circumstances.” ICE said “on an unknown date and at an unknown location” he unlawfully re-entered the United States.

Early last week, the Baltimore division agents apprehended an Eritrean national in Washington, D.C. He was wanted for convictions in 2017 for sex crimes and sexual abuse committed against a minor, third degree sex offense and incest in Montgomery County, Maryland. He was arrested after having lived in the U.S. for 25 years.

The amount of costly resources devoted to a single individual magnifies how U.S. citizens suffer. The case of the caught Bosnian criminal is just one example:

The deportation officer assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service’s Kansas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (KFATF), with the assistance of Kansas City Crime Stoppers, helped identify and arrest the Bosnian. Kansas City Crime Stoppers received a tip that he was believed to be living in the local area. The agents responded and deployed a surveillance team to the location. At one point, they initiated a lockdown because the Bosnian barricaded himself inside his residence. Agents then worked with a Kansas City Police Tactical Team to successfully breach the residence and apprehend him without further incident. He remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

 

 

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DOJ federal indictment connects Sinaloa Cartel and Chinese ‘underground banking’

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The Justice Department (DOJ) announced a huge connection between Chinese organized crime and the Sinaloa drug cartel. In a press release the DOJ reported a 10-count superseding indictment charging Los Angeles-based associates of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel with conspiring with money-laundering groups linked to Chinese underground banking to launder drug trafficking proceeds. During the conspiracy, more than $50 million in drug proceeds flowed between the Sinaloa Cartel associates and Chinese underground money exchanges.”

The indictment was the result of a multi-year investigation into the conspiracy—dubbed “Operation Fortune Runner”— unsealed on Monday charging a total of 24 defendants with one count of conspiracy to aid and abet the distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine, one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and one count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, according to the press release.

“Dangerous drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine are destroying people’s lives but drug traffickers only care about their profits,” said United States Attorney Martin Estrada. “To protect our community, therefore, it is essential that we go after the sophisticated, international criminal syndicates that launder the drug money. As this indictment and our international actions show, we will be dogged in our pursuit of all those who facilitate destruction in our country and make sure they are held accountable for their actions.”

“Drug traffickers generate immense amounts of cash through their illicit operations. This case is a prime example of Chinese money launderers working hand in hand with drug traffickers to try to legitimize profits generated by drug activities,” said Chief Guy Ficco of IRS Criminal Investigation. “We have made it a priority to identify, disrupt, and dismantle any money launderers working with drug cartels and we are committed to our partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to combat drug cartels and those who assist them in laundering drug proceeds.”

The Justice.Gov website explains of the indictment: “Following close coordination with the Justice Department, Chinese and Mexican law enforcement informed United States authorities that those countries recently arrested fugitives named in the superseding indictment who fled the United States after they were initially charged last year.”

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