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December 5, 2023

As Holidays Approach, Dangers Lurk For Online Shoppers

August 1, 2023

FBI-Led Sweep Targeting Sex Traffickers Recovers Dozens of Minor Victims

August 1, 2023

AAFA Applauds Senate Resolution Marking August as Anticounterfeiting Awareness Month

July 27, 2023

Pharmaceutical President and Company Sentenced in Counterfeit Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

July 13, 2023

Three Cuban Nationals Sentenced for Sex Trafficking and Related Crimes in Texas Strip Clubs

July 7, 2023

CBP Seizes $3M in Counterfeit Watches

June 27, 2023

$637,000 of counterfeit goods stopped by CBP Officers in Chicago

June 22, 2023

Cape Coral Man Pleads Guilty To Manufacturing Counterfeit Pills Containing Fentanyl And Other Federal Offenses

June 8, 2023

How Maricopa County Is Helping Protect Businesses And Citizens From Organized Crime

June 7, 2023

14 defendants convicted and sentenced for trafficking over 600 kilograms of methamphetamine

June 6, 2023

CEO of Dozens of Companies Pleads Guilty to Massive Scheme to Traffic in Fraudulent and Counterfeit Cisco Networking Equipment

May 25, 2023

Chinese National Arrested in Federal Case Alleging Massive Scheme that Shipped Millions of Packages with Counterfeit Postage

May 17, 2023

Memphis Man Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Airbags from China

May 12, 2023

Arizona Man Indicted for Shipping Fentanyl to Southern Oregon

May 11, 2023

3 shipments containing 3,165 counterfeit items worth over $3.1M Seized by Louisville CBP in 1 night

May 10, 2023

Atlanta drug trafficking organization has been successfully dismantled

May 2, 2023

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Deliver Remarks Announcing Results of the Largest International Operation Against Darknet Trafficking of Fentanyl and Opioids

April 13, 2023

Leader of Multistate Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

February 26, 2023

Don’t Like Local Store Shelves Are Under Lockdown? Blame Organized Crime

February 15, 2023

Michigan: The Latest State To Tackle ORC

February 8, 2023

Arizona Business Community Up To Task Of Stamping Out Illegal Trade

January 15, 2023

Illicit Trade Networks Feed Human Trafficking, Officials Say

December 21, 2022

Faced With Increasing Crime, Businesses Turn to Private Security Firms

December 9, 2022

Shoplifter’s Deadly Assault On 83-Year-Old Store Employee Sign Of The Crimes

December 8, 2022

Counterfeit Trade And Retail Crime Put Illinois Christmas Shoppers At Risk

December 1, 2022

USA-IT Calls on Congress to Tackle Illegal Trade

October 11, 2022

Three Individuals Charged for Distributing Over 400,000 Fentanyl Pills and 25 Pounds of Methamphetamine

October 11, 2022

Four Men Sentenced for Tobacco Trafficking Conspiracy

October 11, 2022

USA-IT and the Texas Association of Business Bring Together State Leaders to Discuss Combating the Rising Tide of Illegal Trade

October 7, 2022

California Man Indicted in Cryptocurrency Money Laundering Conspiracy

October 5, 2022

Texas Woman and Riverside County Man Charged with Illegally Transporting and Selling Live Jaguar Cub that Later Was Abandoned

October 4, 2022

Erie Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Fentanyl-Laced Pills

September 30, 2022

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Eight Kilograms of Meth

September 30, 2022

Manchester Man Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

September 28, 2022

Georgia Men Charged With Trafficking Dozens of Handguns Into New York

September 27, 2022

Leader of Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 60 Years in Federal Prison, Ordered to Pay Over $14 Million in Restitution

September 27, 2022

Illinois Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Drug Trafficking & Illegal Gun Possession

September 26, 2022

Riverside Man Ordered to Spend 46 Months in Federal Prison in His Second Federal Case Stemming from Sale of Bogus Aircraft Parts

September 22, 2022

Mid-State Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution And Firearms Charges

September 19, 2022

Jury Convicts Sparks Man Of Distributing Fentanyl

September 15, 2022

Las Vegas Store Owner Indicted For Trafficking In Counterfeit Designer Merchandise

September 15, 2022

Former head of Gulf Cartel receives life sentence for importing kilos of drugs

September 13, 2022

Jury Convicts Lancaster Man For International Drug Trafficking And Money Laundering

September 8, 2022

Three California Men Charged In Conspiracy To Ship Fentanyl-Laced Oxycodone To Middle Tennessee And Other States

September 7, 2022

Gang member sentenced to federal prison for meth trafficking

August 29, 2022

Colombia-Solidarity Bridge CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $11.8 Million

August 26, 2022

Border Patrol Agents Seize $4.3 Million in Fentanyl Along I-8

August 26, 2022

AMO & Partners Seize Over 77 tons of Narcotics to Date in FY22

August 24, 2022

CBP Officers Seize $2.4 Million in Methamphetamine at Progreso International Bridge

August 23, 2022

14-Count Indictment Unsealed Charging 12 Defendants in Alleged Armed Drug Trafficking Operation Centered in Milledgeville, Georgia

August 23, 2022

$3.5 Million in Fake Jewelry Seized by CBP Officers in Louisville

August 22, 2022

Pharmaceutical President and Company Guilty in Counterfeit Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

August 22, 2022

East Bay Man Sentenced To More Than 5 Years For Sale Of Fentanyl That Killed A Young Woman

August 22, 2022

Farmington Man Sentenced to Prison for Florida to Connecticut Gun Trafficking Scheme

August 19, 2022

HSI announces crackdown on firearms, ammunition smuggling to Haiti, the Caribbean

August 19, 2022

Tallahassee Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking Offenses

August 18, 2022

Philadelphia CBP Discovers $1.3 Million Cocaine Load on a Flight that arrived from the Dominican Republic

August 18, 2022

More Than 12 Million Dollars’ Worth of Hard Narcotics Found in Heavy Machinery at Otay Mesa Commercial Facility

August 18, 2022

Illinois Family Charged with Kidnapping, Forced Labor, and Conspiracy for Coercing Two Minors and a Third Victim in Years-Long Forced Labor Scheme

August 15, 2022

FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Sex Trafficking Operation

August 10, 2022

Weekend Haul of $6.88 Million Worth of Fake Jewelry and Watches Seized in Cincinnati

August 9, 2022

Truckers Play A Key Role Combating Illicit Trade

August 5, 2022

Mexican citizen sentenced nearly 20 years for smuggling over $1M in meth following HSI, federal partner investigation

July 29, 2022

Quebec Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Fentanyl

July 28, 2022

6 individuals arrested for alleged role in large-scale catalytic converter theft ring with suspected ties to murder of Harris County sheriff’s deputy

July 27, 2022

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Holding Counterfeit Drugs and Possessing Equipment Used to Make Fake Substances

July 27, 2022

Philadelphia Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Counterfeit Pill Operation, Firearms Offenses

July 26, 2022

MS-13 Member Sentenced to Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murder

July 25, 2022

Memphis Seizes Ancient Egyptian Artifact

July 25, 2022

HSI Phoenix, multiagency investigation results in California man sentenced to 120 months for sex trafficking of minor

July 22, 2022

HSI Houston, HPD, CBP seize more than $630K in counterfeit sports merchandise in week leading up to Premier League soccer match

July 22, 2022

IPR Center helps seize $11M in illicit medicines in global Interpol operation

July 20, 2022

Romanian National Sentenced To Prison For ATM Skimming Fraud

July 19, 2022

How To Avoid Counterfeit Goods In Michigan

July 19, 2022

Governor Whitmer Signs 900th Bipartisan Bill

July 14, 2022

Smarter, Faster, Better — Combating Illicit Economies Across The Americas

July 13, 2022

Two Foreign Nationals Plead Guilty to Trafficking Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

July 11, 2022

Cooperation with Mexico results in Treasury sanctions of arms trafficker tied to major drug cartel following HSI Nogales, multiagency investigation

July 9, 2022

CEO of Dozens of Companies and Entities Charged in Scheme to Traffic an Estimated $1 Billion in Fraudulent and Counterfeit Cisco Networking Equipment

July 7, 2022

San Diego Resident Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl that Resulted in 15-Year-Old’s Death

July 6, 2022

Woman charged for smuggling 108 pounds of methamphetamine across US-Mexico border following HSI Yuma investigation

July 1, 2022

Overweight Permits To Fight Illicit Trade?

June 30, 2022

Tennessee Is United To Fight Illegal Trade, Counterfeiting And Human Trafficking

June 30, 2022

Four Windsor Men Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills Containing Fentanyl

June 28, 2022

West Michigan Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearms And Intending To Sell Fake Adderall Pills

June 27, 2022

United States Seizes Six Websites Providing Illegal Access to Copyrighted Music

June 22, 2022

Eight Charged in $7 Million Loan Fraud Scheme

June 21, 2022

‘It’s enormous’: Illegal trade’s costly impact on Tennessee businesses

June 21, 2022

Former Nashville Tobacco Shop Manager Arrested for Various Charges

June 21, 2022

Multi-year investigation leads to 26 defendants indicted, nearly 500,000 counterfeit pills seized

June 21, 2022

Local man pleads guilty in fentanyl overdose case featured on HBO documentary

June 21, 2022

Governor Bill Lee Joins USA-IT Coalition and Tennessee Chamber to Discuss Fighting Rising Tide of Illegal Trade

June 18, 2022

Gov. DeSantis Signs Measure Cracking Down On Retail Theft

June 17, 2022

Man Arrested for Allegedly Distributing Over $230 Million of Adulterated HIV Medication

June 17, 2022

Nationwide Drug Trafficking, Law Enforcement Impersonation, and Fraud Ring Disrupted

June 16, 2022

Alleged Gangster Disciples Members Indicted for Murder, Federal Racketeering Charges

June 15, 2022

North Carolina Nail Salon Owner Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Compelling a Victim’s Labor for Almost Two Years

June 13, 2022

Florida Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Defrauding California of Over $10 Million in Tax Revenue

June 10, 2022

Tackling illegal trade with USA – IT

June 9, 2022

Las Vegas Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Money Laundering Crimes

June 7, 2022

Legislature should crack down on retail crime, counterfeit goods

June 7, 2022

Tucson Brothers Sentenced to 11 Years for Drug Trafficking

June 7, 2022

Twelfth Defendant Sentenced in Dog-Fighting, Drug Distribution Ring

June 6, 2022

Grand Jury Charges Memphis Woman Who Allegedly Bought Maserati Luxury Automobile and Other Personal Items with Fraudulently Obtained Paycheck Protection Loans

June 6, 2022

Fake Goods Fund Real Crime

June 3, 2022

4 sex trafficking gang “The Sevens” members, associates convicted following HSI Philadelphia investigation

June 3, 2022

IPR Center, NBA warn Warriors and Celtics fans of fake merchandise, tickets during 2022 NBA Finals

June 2, 2022

HSI Dallas-led investigation yields 20-year sentence for sex trafficker

June 1, 2022

HSI, ACAMS take aim at organized retail crime

May 27, 2022

43 arrested, cited for drugs, weapons, crimes against children by HSI Phoenix and partnered agencies

May 25, 2022

HSI El Paso locates, recovers 70 missing children in multi-agency operation

May 24, 2022

Experts say combating illegal trade requires collaboration between law enforcement, private sector

May 19, 2022

29 arrested in HSI Phoenix, multiagency operation targeting alleged child sex and human traffickers

May 19, 2022

Tucson man pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl resulting in death following HSI, Tucson PD probe

May 18, 2022

HSI, HPD arrest 3 Houston-area residents, seize $1.8M in stolen electronic devices tied to suspected $65M transnational organized retail crime, money laundering scheme

May 18, 2022

California woman charged with smuggling over $114k inside taxi, following HSI, federal partner, probe

May 16, 2022

A San Diego task force investigation leads to charges against 6 individuals, discovery of sophisticated cross-border tunnel

May 12, 2022

USA-IT Brings Together Arizona Leaders to Find Solutions to the Rise of Illegal Trade

May 4, 2022

USA-IT Applauds Senate Resolution to Combat Illegal Trade & Money Laundering Crimes

April 30, 2022

U.S. Taxpayers Lost $163B to Unemployment Fraud During Pandemic. It Could Have Been Worse

April 22, 2022

Nevada Man Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar Fraudulent Check Scheme

April 21, 2022

Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking

April 12, 2022

Organized Shoplifting Taking Bite Out of Retailers’ Profits

April 6, 2022

Fake Pharma Websites Bring Fentanyl Right to Your Laptop

March 24, 2022

Narcotics Investigation Leads To The Indictment Of Six Involved In A Poly-Drug Distribution Network

March 24, 2022

Nevada Man Admits Money Laundering and Tax Offenses Related to BitClub Network Fraud Scheme

March 7, 2022

Las Vegas Felon Sentenced To Over Eight Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking And Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm

March 7, 2022

Methamphetamine Dealer Is Sentenced To 10 Years

March 4, 2022

Lawmakers Approve Retail Theft Crackdown Despite Objections To Felony Penalties

March 4, 2022

WILS AM 1320 – Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly: Matthew Albence, USA-IT Interview

March 3, 2022

North Carolina Man Sentenced for Multi-State Sex Trafficking of a Child

February 28, 2022

Telemundo Arizona: Hernan Albamonte Interview

February 24, 2022

Reptile Dealer Sentenced to Prison on Lacey Act and Firearms Charges

February 22, 2022

New Bern Man Sentence to 30 Years for Drug Trafficking and an Illegal Firearm

February 17, 2022

Retail Theft Crackdown Proposal Sails Through Senate

January 18, 2022

Drugmaker Gilead Alleges Counterfeiting Ring Sold Its HIV Drugs

January 15, 2022

Together, We Can Protect Arizona Businesses From Illegal Trade

January 13, 2022

Members of Retail Theft Organization Face Federal and State Charges

January 13, 2022

Drug smuggling surged in Detroit area, but that’s not all Customs confiscated

January 12, 2022

Empty bottles of premium whisky on ebay snapped up by counterfeiters

January 12, 2022

Home Depot combats organized retail crime with security investments

January 7, 2022

Walgreens executives say the drugstore chain is losing about 50% more money due to loss and theft than it did prior to 2020

January 7, 2022

Thousands of counterfeit AirPods, Nintendo consoles seized at Houston port

January 7, 2022

Georgia Woman Is Sentenced To Five Years For Scheme That Defrauded Walmart Of More Than $850,000

January 6, 2022

Rampant Retail Crime Requires Partnerships

January 5, 2022

Northeastern NC Drug Trafficking Organization Leader Sentenced to 25 Years

January 4, 2022

Attorney General Moody Partners with Legislators to Target Organized Retail Theft

December 28, 2021

Federal agents cracking down on counterfeit NFL merchandise ahead of Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium

December 27, 2021

Report: $1 million in Hermes bags stolen from Florida store

December 26, 2021

Four arrested at Target for organized retail theft scheme

December 22, 2021

Illegal Trade Impacts Arizona Businesses

December 17, 2021

ICE HSI holiday counterfeit operation seizes $1 million in counterfeit drugs, products

December 17, 2021

Industry leaders meet in Miami to tackle $2.2T illegal trade, human trafficking problem

December 17, 2021

Riverside Man Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging He Sold Fentanyl-Laced Pills that Led to Student’s Fatal Overdose

December 17, 2021

DA: Investigators arrest 7 for Middle Tennessee fentanyl distribution ring

December 16, 2021

To Fight Terror, We Must Fight Illicit Trade – And Enlist the Private Sector

December 16, 2021

USA-IT Partner discusses organized retail crime and D.C. Summit

December 16, 2021

USCGC Vigilant Offloads 17,000 Pounds of Illegal Narcotics in Port Everglades, Returns to Port Canaveral

December 16, 2021

DEA Reveals Criminal Drug Networks Are Flooding the U.S. with Deadly Fentanyl

December 16, 2021

Scottsdale police, DEA seize record 1.7 million fentanyl pills in Arizona

December 15, 2021

Smash and Grab? Don’t Come to Arizona

December 15, 2021

Special Report: A Deep Dive into the World of Human Trafficking

December 15, 2021

Lowell Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy Involving Counterfeit Pills Containing Methamphetamine

December 10, 2021

USA-IT Partner: Retailers urge Congress to take action against counterfeit online sales

December 10, 2021

Major U.S. retailers urge action by Congress on online stolen, counterfeit goods sales

December 9, 2021

Woman pleads guilty to driving 10 pounds of meth from the southwest to Saginaw

December 8, 2021

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearms Crimes

December 7, 2021

Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Wide-Ranging Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

December 6, 2021

Massachusetts officials arrest two, seize nearly 10,000 counterfeit pills, over 200 rounds of ammunition

December 5, 2021

CBP seizes $30 million shipment of fake handbags and clothing ahead of holidays

December 3, 2021

LSP seized over $6 million worth of illegal narcotics in last 30 days

December 3, 2021

ADOT officers seize 112 pounds of cocaine at Topock Port of Entry

December 3, 2021

14 people arrested for group thefts at high-end Los Angeles stores

December 3, 2021

Millions of dollars of stolen goods recovered in ‘organized retail crime’ bust, AG says

December 2, 2021

Animal trafficking could produce another pandemic, a USF researcher warns

December 1, 2021

USA-Partner: Florida’s Security & Prosperity In Jeopardy—This Is How We Protect It

December 1, 2021

USA-IT Urges Congress to Tackle Illegal Trade

December 1, 2021

Security experts spotlight the dangers illegal trade pose for America

November 29, 2021

USA-IT: Security experts explain how we can protect ourselves online amid holiday shopping

November 24, 2021

New Haven Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking Offense

November 22, 2021

Multiple agencies seize over $504 million worth of cocaine, marijuana; bust brought to Port Everglades

November 19, 2021

Fla. resident arrested at Blue Water Bridge allegedly trying to smuggle 56 illegal guns into Canada

November 18, 2021

Federal Judge Sentences Five Methamphetamine Traffickers

November 12, 2021

Cough syrup counterfeiters charged

November 12, 2021

International Money Launderer And Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced To More Than Seventeen Years’ Imprisonment And Ordered To Forfeit Over $1 Million

November 9, 2021

Two Members of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods Gang Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

November 9, 2021

Staten Island Businessman Operating in Bucks County Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tobacco Smuggling

November 8, 2021

Florida Man Admits Defrauding California of $10 Million in Tobacco Taxes

November 6, 2021

Members of Sinaloa Cartel indicted in Tucson for drug trafficking

November 3, 2021

Yuma Sector catches drone smuggling heroin into U.S.

November 2, 2021

Sixteen indicted in multi-state drug distribution ring

November 1, 2021

USA-IT Public Education Initiative’s Success Drives Expansion to New States

November 1, 2021

Leaders of Violent Chicago Street Gang and Several Members and Associates Charged in Federal Racketeering Indictment

October 28, 2021

NY man gets 10 years in large PA Turnpike fentanyl haul

October 28, 2021

Arizona Gov. Ducey says cartels using Uber-like system for human trafficking

October 26, 2021

Tennessee agents find 40 stolen catalytic converters during traffic stop

October 26, 2021

Authorities on 3 Continents Crack Down on Dark Web Drug Sales

October 25, 2021

Tens of millions of filthy, used medical gloves imported into the US

October 22, 2021

Connecticut Man Guilty of Sex-Trafficking During Miami Super Bowl

October 21, 2021

CBP Officers Seize more than $1 Million in Counterfeit Consumer Goods

October 21, 2021

USA-IT Partner: One Small Manufacturer Battles Thousands of Counterfeits

October 20, 2021

NH Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

October 20, 2021

The Evolving Role of Chinese Manufacturers and Criminal Gangs in the U.S. Fentanyl Epidemic

October 20, 2021

USA-IT Spokesman & CPB Nominee Point Finger at China Over Counterfeit Meds

October 20, 2021

Eight missing children rescued and 18 sex offenders arrested in New Orleans area

October 19, 2021

CBP officers seize pizza ovens valued at more than $300,000 in International Falls

October 19, 2021

Two Springfield Men Convicted in Large-Scale Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

October 19, 2021

$1.9 Million worth of Fake Chanel Earrings Seized in Tennessee

October 18, 2021

125 men arrested, 5 victims freed in Hillsborough County undercover human trafficking operation

October 14, 2021

Sinaloa Cartel Money Launderer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

October 14, 2021

USA-IT Partners: Local police receive special training on illegal trade

October 12, 2021

Counterfeit pills surge in Tennessee

October 11, 2021

115 Men Arrested In Tarrant County Online Sex Trafficking Sting

October 8, 2021

Counterfeit shirts in Texas have explicit message about America, CBP says

October 8, 2021

Lubbock Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Combined 106 Years in Federal Prison

October 7, 2021

MA Man Pleads Guilty to Wide-Ranging Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

October 6, 2021

‘Lizard King’ charged with trafficking Florida turtles

October 2, 2021

USA-IT Partner: Drugs, human beings, and other illicit goods in Arizona (Spanish)

September 30, 2021

Philadelphia man admits to role in drug trafficking enterprise

September 30, 2021

On the Internet It’s Buyer Beware

September 29, 2021

New DEA Alert Latest Reminder that Cybercrime Can Kill

September 28, 2021

Hartford Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution and Firearm Possession Offenses

September 27, 2021

Sharp Increase in Fake Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl and Meth

September 23, 2021

Two Men Plead Guilty to Federal Firearm and Drug Trafficking Charges Stemming from Their Participation in a Winter Shootout at a New Orleans Hotel

September 23, 2021

Boston Man Sentenced for Transporting Women to Texas to Work in Sex Trade

September 23, 2021

Feds arrest former California state IT worker in alleged dark web counterfeit drug scam

September 23, 2021

Working together to support law enforcement and fight illegal trade

September 23, 2021

Cybercrime on the Rise in NH, Nationwide

September 22, 2021

Detroit drug pipeline targets North Dakota Native Americans. How they’re fighting back

September 21, 2021

7 arrested in Middle Tennessee human trafficking operation, TBI says

September 20, 2021

Rise in labor trafficking abuse found across many US industries, study says

September 17, 2021

Indictment Charges Waterbury Gang Members with Murder and Drug Trafficking Offenses

September 16, 2021

Human Trafficking: ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

September 15, 2021

Grand opening of new research lab to combat human trafficking in Florida

September 15, 2021

Philadelphia CBP Officers Seize Nearly $100k in Counterfeit Currency from Russia destined for Illinois

September 15, 2021

Do you know anything about women being sex trafficked through Arizona massage parlors?

September 14, 2021

Northborough discusses fight against human trafficking at webinar

September 14, 2021

86 Counterfeit Championship Rings Seized by Chicago CBP

September 14, 2021

Potentially Deadly Counterfeit Pills Becoming More Common In Connecticut

September 14, 2021

Meriden Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

September 13, 2021

High-Ranking Member of Los Zetas Cartel Sentenced in Eastern District of Texas to a Term of Life Imprisonment

September 13, 2021

Philadelphia Man Sentenced for Possession of Twenty Automatic Machineguns With Counterfeit After-Market Parts Making Them Capable of Firing 1,200 Rounds in 60 Seconds

September 13, 2021

State AG creates task force to investigate organized retail theft across Illinois

September 10, 2021

40 Charged In Texas Meth And Gun Trafficking Operation

September 9, 2021

SWAT and Homeland Security team up in Salinas for drug trafficking investigation

September 7, 2021

Feds: Shipment headed to Houston had enough fentanyl to kill hundreds of thousands of people

September 5, 2021

Customs officers seize counterfeit jewelry that if genuine would have been worth $5.2 million

September 3, 2021

Crowley Man Involved in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

September 3, 2021

Revere Woman Indicted in Connection With Trafficking Multiple Victims for Sex at “Day Spa” in Revere

September 1, 2021

Ben Dugan Works for CVS. His Job Is Battling a $45 Billion Crime Spree.

August 31, 2021

11 arrested in Tennessee human trafficking operation, TBI says

August 31, 2021

Coordinated Law Enforcement Effort Dismantles California to Western Pennsylvania Drug Pipeline

August 30, 2021

Knoxville Police arrest 58 people on drugs or weapons charges in 1 week

August 28, 2021

3 million fentanyl pills seized in Arizona by DEA in August

August 27, 2021

Counterfeit Haul Of 39K Nike, Gucci Items Seized From Port Of Long Beach

August 27, 2021

47 People Rescued in 12-State Human Trafficking Sting

August 27, 2021

Peoria Drug Dealer Sentenced To Over Thirteen Years in Prison

August 26, 2021

Sheriffs across Michigan team up to fight human trafficking

August 25, 2021

Tilton Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

August 21, 2021

Law enforcement, medical professionals team up to take on human trafficking

August 20, 2021

Keene Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

August 20, 2021

Drug Cartel Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Narcotics Trafficking in East Texas

August 19, 2021

“SCO” Gang Leader Sentenced to More than 20 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

August 19, 2021

Groundbreaking extradition lands ELN members in Texas for narco-terrorism and international cocaine distribution

August 19, 2021

HSI, partners seize over $13 million in counterfeit designer merchandise

August 18, 2021

Providence Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Firearms

August 17, 2021

Stockton Woman Convicted of Sex Trafficking Children

August 12, 2021

Arizona task force seizes over $10 million in counterfeit designer-brand apparel

August 12, 2021

HSI Phoenix assists in multi-agency operation, 18 men arrested on prostitution and other charges

August 12, 2021

Four Defendants Arrested in Multimillion-Dollar Counterfeit Goods Trafficking Scheme

August 12, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Scammers Target Authorities in Dozens of Countries Including Italy and Colombia

August 10, 2021

HSI San Diego seizes record $9 million illegal drug shipment

August 9, 2021

Border officials discover drug-trafficking tunnel running from Mexico into California

August 9, 2021

Alligator snapping turtles seized in illegal trafficking case returned to East Texas

August 8, 2021

Former ICE Dir. Matt Albence discusses illegal/illicit trade

August 6, 2021

Tucson Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Five Years

August 5, 2021

Coast Guard offloads $1.4 billion in drugs at Florida port

August 4, 2021

DEA Detroit Investigation Leads to Charges for 16 Individuals

August 4, 2021

9 Defendants Indicted In Interstate Gun Trafficking Scheme

August 4, 2021

Four MS-13 Members Indicted for 10 Murders, Kidnapping and Racketeering Charges

August 3, 2021

USA-IT: working together to curb illegal trade in Michigan

August 3, 2021

Leader of Transnational Money-Laundering Network Pleads Guilty to Aiding Drug-Trafficking Organizations, While Co-Conspirator is Sentenced

August 2, 2021

Philadelphia Man Charged With Forcible Sex Trafficking of Multiple Victims Including a Minor

August 2, 2021

Hernan Albamonte On Guerra Contraband Cigarette Case

July 30, 2021

13News Exclusive: DEA warns of an influx of fatal counterfeit pills

July 29, 2021

The Counterfeit Landscape is Changing in the E-Commerce Era, and Marketplace Sites Are Coming Under the Microscope

July 29, 2021

Multi-year ICE HSI investigation leads to indictment of 9 MS-13 gang members

July 26, 2021

Arizona needs a new approach to fight illegal trade

July 22, 2021

HSI and Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office seize 2 domain names attempting to impersonate Walmart website and purporting to sell COVID-19 treatment or prevention drugs

July 22, 2021

Why We Must Confront the Growing Threat to National Security Posed by Illicit Economies and Cesspools of Corruption and Organized Crime

July 21, 2021

Retail Trade Groups, Law Enforcement Target Black Market

July 21, 2021

Grassley Introduces Resolution Commemorating Increased Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts

July 21, 2021

Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly $300k in Counterfeit Auto Parts from China

July 20, 2021

Ohio Man Sentenced for Distributing Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in the Eastern District of Texas

July 18, 2021

Pets need IP protection too

July 16, 2021

North Texas resident pleads to smuggling millions of dollars in rhino horn and elephant ivory objects

July 15, 2021

California doctor faces federal charges in fake Covid-19 vaccine scheme

July 15, 2021

Thousands of Fake Apple AirPods Worth $1.3 Million Seized by Cincinnati CBP

July 14, 2021

USA-IT Partner & ICAIE Executive Director Testifies Before Congress

July 13, 2021

Illegal Trade Knows No Borders. Let’s Collaborate To Stop It.

July 10, 2021

Fmr ICE Director, Matt Albence on the Growing Illegal Trade of Gangs Fueling Domestic Violence

July 9, 2021

Confronting the Growing Illegal Trade in Drugs, Tobacco and Human Trafficking in Illinois

July 9, 2021

Orange County man sentenced to prison for multimillion-dollar conspiracy to smuggle counterfeit cell phone parts from China following ICE HSI probe

July 3, 2021

Marilyn Monroe, Dead 59 Years, Is a Counterfeiter’s Best Friend

June 30, 2021

Illinois Can’t Afford To Turn A Blind Eye On Illegal Trade

June 30, 2021

Authorities arrest multiple people in alleged drug trafficking ring they say could produce 15,000 counterfeit Percocet pills per hour

June 29, 2021

Los Angeles-area man pleads guilty to role in international conspiracy to sell counterfeit laptop batteries following ICE HSI investigation

June 29, 2021

Michigan Has 14th Highest Cigarette Smuggling Rate in the Nation

June 25, 2021

New Hampshire Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor and Other Crimes

June 24, 2021

IPR Center to combat wildlife and natural capital trafficking with Grace Farms Foundation, Liberty Shared

June 23, 2021

CBP Atlanta Intercepts Counterfeit Vaping Pens

June 21, 2021

Worcester Man Charged with Possessing Counterfeit Adderall Pills Containing Methamphetamine

June 21, 2021

$12.7 million in counterfeit pills, handbags, shoes, and sunglasses seized at LA-Long Beach ports area

June 21, 2021

Charlotte CBP Officers Intercept Over 6 Pounds of Cocaine

June 12, 2021

Hernan Albamonte Interview

June 11, 2021

Director of Illicit Trade Prevention at Philip Morris International Kristin Reif; Chris Scott, Aaron Bashir

June 10, 2021

Fifteen Alleged Gang Members and Associates Charged with Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering and Counterfeiting Offenses

June 9, 2021

Business giants join initiative to crack down on counterfeits

June 8, 2021

Coalition Launches New Public Education Initiative to Combat Black Market Trade

June 7, 2021

Department of Justice Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency Paid to the Ransomware Extortionists Darkside

May 28, 2021

Illegal Ketamine Seized by Atlanta CBP

May 19, 2021

Feds: Drugs sold out of local grocery stores by Hartford-area trafficking ring

May 12, 2021

How Free Trade Zones Can Drive Illicit Activity

May 11, 2021

Jordy Robertson Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Wire Fraud Offenses

May 8, 2021

California Man Arrested In Suspected Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Operation

May 7, 2021

More than 500 fake pairs of Gucci and Chanel earrings seized in Memphis

May 4, 2021

CBP Atlanta Intercepts Cocaine Hidden in Shoes

April 28, 2021

Arizona man arrested for trafficking 60 pounds of meth to Fairbanks

April 25, 2021

Meriden police’s human trafficking operation nets one arrest

April 23, 2021

Reading, PA Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Children

April 21, 2021


April 15, 2021

Lebanon County Man Sentenced To Seventy Months’ Imprisonment For Trafficking Counterfeit Drugs

April 14, 2021

Manchester Man Sentenced to 144 Months for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Crimes

April 13, 2021

Quincy Man Charged with Meth Trafficking

April 7, 2021

HSI investigation results in seizure of 3 domain names purporting to be biotechnology company websites with COVID-19 treatments

April 6, 2021

HSI Dallas seizes $1.3M in counterfeit goods at the World’s Largest Flea Market

March 25, 2021

Ukrainian Traffickers Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Cancer and Hepatitis Drugs

March 24, 2021

Online vaccine scams: INTERPOL and Homeland Security Investigations issue public warning

March 20, 2021

Like a virus, illicit economies spread and mutate

March 19, 2021

Counterfeit Purses, Other Items Seized at Chicago Airport

March 18, 2021

DEA warns pills in New Hampshire look like Adderall but contain methamphetamine

March 12, 2021

Louisiana woman arrested for allegedly selling fake auto insurance on Facebook

March 5, 2021

Florida Woman Sentenced to Six Months for Selling Counterfeit Medical Devices

March 3, 2021

Border protection officers in Port Huron seize counterfeit designer bags, clothes

February 20, 2021

Arizona police arrest 37 in child sex trafficking operation

February 12, 2021

U.S. Attorney Wrigley Announces the Arrest of a Taylor, Michigan Man for Fentanyl Distribution

February 12, 2021

3 men arrested after Arizona traffic stops yield $3.75M in fentanyl pills

February 12, 2021

$8 Million in Fake Cartier Bracelets seized by CBP in Cincinnati & Louisville on the Same Day from the Same Shipper Heading to the Same Address

February 11, 2021

Tower Health among medical facilities that received counterfeit N95 masks

February 5, 2021

450 Held, Dozens Rescued in California Trafficking Crackdown

January 25, 2021

Alleged Leaders of Gangster Disciples Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

January 23, 2021

Multi-Agency Effort Nets Recovery of 33 Missing Children in Operation “Lost Angels”

January 11, 2021

71 arrested in month-long human trafficking operation in Hillsborough County

January 8, 2021

SAFE CENTRAL: What human trafficking looks like in Central Louisiana

May 26, 2020

South Texas man pleads guilty of attempting to export millions of cigarettes