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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Feb. 27, 2015

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Feb. 24, 2015 — $3 million marijuana bust leads to discovery of sophisticated smuggling tunnel

Federal agents continue to investigate the discovery of a sophisticated cross-border drug tunnel uncovered in Naco, following a traffic stop by local police that yielded more than two tons of marijuana. Full Story

Feb. 25, 2015 — 19 cultural treasures returned to the government of Italy

Seven U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge offices returned 19 cultural treasures to the Italian government this week. The artifacts, including a 17th century cannon, 5th century Greek pottery and items dating to 300-460 B.C., were looted from their rightful Italian owners and smuggled into the United States during the last several years. Full Story

Feb. 25, 2015 — 7 criminal aliens arrested, 19 unlicensed movers fined after probe by ICE, NJ Consumer Affairs

A partnership between ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs resulted in the arrest of seven moving company employees who allegedly were in the United States illegally — including one who had previous criminal convictions for sexual abuse of a minor and criminal possession of a loaded firearm. Full Story

Feb. 25, 2015 — International effort leads to rescue of 22-month-old Romanian baby being molested

During the weekend of Feb. 19, special agents and investigators in the United States and European Union scrambled to rescue a 22-month-old Romanian baby after learning that she was being sexually abused. Full Story

Feb. 27, 2015 — ICE Senior Special Agent Thomas Doolittle continues the charity his son, Joey, began

Joey Doolittle used his brief time on this earth living with courage, kindness and in service to others. Joey died at the age of nine years old from cancer, but not before creating his legacy ― Joey’s Toy Box (JTB). Joey’s parents, Thomas Doolittle, senior special agent of the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility… and his wife, Kim, are at the helm of the now 501c3 charitable organization, which was borne from their son’s generosity of spirit. Full Story