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Ricardo Mayoral, Acting Assistant Director, Countering Transnational Crime (CTOC)

Ricardo Mayoral

Acting Assistant Director
Countering Transnational Crime

Richard Mayoral, HSI International Operations.

Ricardo Mayoral provides strategic direction and support for investigations and operations related to transnational crime, financial and narcotics violations, human trafficking, human smuggling and public safety.

Mr. Mayoral also provides a broad range of investigative support services that are essential to the success of the HSI and its law enforcement partners. These include technical operations assistance, undercover operations, polygraph operations, special agent basic training and forensic laboratory assistance.

Prior to this assignment, he served as the Deputy Assistant Director for HSI International Operations (IO), Programs Division overseeing several of IO’s key international initiatives, including the Visa Security Program, the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, the Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit Program, the International Taskforce Agent Training Program and the Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Program. The Personnel Recovery Unit, Firearms & Sensitive Agent Protective Equipment Program, International Visitor’s Program, International Agreements and Arrangements and IO’s intelligence and criminal analysis functions were also overseen by Mr. Mayoral.

Previously, Mr. Mayoral served as the Acting Assistant Director for Global Trade Investigations. In this position, he directed the federal government’s response to combat global intellectual property theft, enforce intellectual properties rights violations and protect national security at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. Additionally, he oversaw HSI’s counterproliferation investigations, which prevents illicit procurement networks, terrorist groups and hostile nations from illegally obtaining U.S. military products; sensitive dual-use technology; weapons of mass destruction; and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials.

Mr. Mayoral has held various leadership positions within HSI. Mr. Mayoral served as the Deputy Assistant Director for HSI’s Investigative Services Division and was the Special Agent in Charge for HSI San Juan Puerto Rico, which includes seven offices in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, with a major in Labor Relations. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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