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INTERPOL Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Working with ICE, USMS to Apprehend Criminal Aliens

Project Red II

 

Over the course of three days, INTERPOL Washington collaborated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) in a multi-agency enforcement operation, known as Operation: Project Red II. The goal of the operation was to identify, locate, arrest, and remove criminal fugitive aliens in the United States.

The second iteration of the three-day sweep, which first took place in 2015, targeted aliens who are 1) currently at-large, 2) removable under U.S. immigration law, and 3) wanted for criminal prosecution or convicted of a criminal offense abroad. The USNCB and USMS supported ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) agents to remove these fugitives, many of whom were subjects of INTERPOL Red Notices, which act as provisional international arrest warrants in many countries.

For its role, the USNCB collected, organized, and disseminated the INTERPOL information crucial for ICE to identify the operation’s targets, which allowed the agents and deputies to locate criminals they otherwise might never have known existed.

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Updated June 22, 2016