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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2005
WWW.USDOJ.GOV
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(202) 514-2008
TDD (202) 514-1888

*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******
JUSTICE, HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL COUNTERFEITING, SMUGGLING OPERATION


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials from the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will hold a press conference to announce developments in a major international undercover operation targeting the smuggling of counterfeit currency, weapons, drugs, and cigarettes into the United States on MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2005 at 2:30 P.M. EDT.

WHO:Acting Assistant Attorney General John C. Richter, Criminal Division

FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole

Deputy Director Barbara S. Riggs of the U.S. Secret Service

U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie of the District of New Jersey

U.S. Attorney Debra W. Yang of the Central District of California

ATF Deputy Director Edgar Domenech

William F. Reid, Assistant Director of Investigations for ICE

WHAT: Press Conference Announcing Developments in a Major International Undercover Operation Targeting the Smuggling of Counterfeit Currency, Weapons, Drugs, and Cigarettes into the United States.

WHEN:MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2005

2:30 P.M. EDT

Cameras must pre-set BY 2 P.M. EDT

WHERE: 7th Floor Conference Center

Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20530

NOTE: ALL media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driverís license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS. Media interested in attending the event should have their cameras pre-set by 2 P.M. EDT. All press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Angela Williamson at 202-514-2007.

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