José Bayron Piedrahita (pictured here) gave Ciccione approximately $20,000 in cash, dinner, drinks and prostitution during an extended hotel stay in Bogota, Colombia in exchange for Ciccione using his official position to obtain the dismissal of the indictment against Piedrahita.

Colombian Drug Lord Bribed Agent with Cash & Sex (Learn More, Video)

A Colombian national pleaded guilty yesterday in connection with his role in a bribery scheme that resulted in the dismissal of a drug trafficking indictment filed against a Colombia-based cocaine trafficker...
REDDI is all in an effort to help canine teams realize their full potential by arming them with key info on threat materials & recent attacks, exposing them to relevant operational scenarios, and providing an opportunity for valuable odor training.

Join Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative Training (See Video)

The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) will be hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a Finalist in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, at...
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Rescue & Tragedy Collide in the Rio Grande Valley (Learn More, Video)

On the same day in separate incidents, agents rescued two migrants left behind in the brush by ruthless smugglers and discovered human skeletal remains. On Wednesday, November 1, the Brooks County Sheriff’s...

ICE Phoenix Repatriates a Mexican National Wanted for Homicide

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) agents repatriated a Mexican citizen Tuesday who was wanted in his home country on charges of homicide. Jorge Luis Malaga-Estrada, 32,...
All of the firearms pictured here & more were discovered over the last week. See complete lists below. (Image courtesy of the TSA)

TSA Finds 82 Firearms in Carryon Bags in the Last Week (Multi-Video)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents discovered 82 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 82 firearms discovered, 74 were loaded and 31 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers...

CBP Nabs Wanted Criminals Arriving in US Aboard Cruise Ships

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Houston/Galveston Seaport arrested 15 wanted persons in separate incidents in the first month of fiscal year 2018. The wanted persons were each...
BallisticSearch compares cartridge cases in minutes to eliminate comparison backlogs, compare and connect more cases, and identify more suspects

Vigilant Solutions’ New Portable BallisticSearch Analysis (See Video)

Vigilant Solutions, a Finalist in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a global intelligence and analytics company serving law enforcement agencies, has launched BallisticSearch™. BallisticSearch is a new product providing law enforcement agencies...
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ICE ERO Remove Honduran Man for Attempted Murder Charge

A Honduran national wanted in his native country for attempted murder was repatriated Wednesday, October 25, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Guilber Noe Sevilla-Rozales, 28,...
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ICE Selects Armor Express Selected for State-of-the-Art Protective Equip

Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, and a Finalist in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has been chosen to equip U.S. Immigration and Customs...
During arrests of criminal couriers, law enforcement officers rarely find bundles of cash wrapped in rubber bands anymore. Instead, they find stacks of plastic cards — bank credit and debit cards, retail gift cards, library cards, hotel card keys, even magnetic-striped Metrorail cards — that have been turned into pre-paid cards.

Pre-Paid Cards, The Criminal Global Currency (Learn More, Video)

By Cory Crowley, Innovative Engineering Solutions of America (IESA) As we move closer to the holiday season, American’s are no doubt beginning to think about gifts for loved-ones and friends. Finding that perfect gift...