Secretary Mayorkas delivered the following remarks at press conference announcing several fentanyl-related indictments at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Secretary Mayorkas delivered the following remarks at a repatriation ceremony at the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States alongside President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the Strategy for Combating Illicit Opioids, an intelligence-driven approach to disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal organizations and keeping dangerous substances, like illicit fentanyl driving the overdose epidemic, off America’s streets. To advance President Biden’s Unity Agenda Strategy to beat the overdose epidemic, DHS is working with partners at every level of government to stop the illicit flow of fentanyl into the country, including through various surge campaigns launched this year.
DHS Announces Results of Coordinated Enforcement to Interdict Southbound Firearms “Operation Without a Trace”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its federal partners announced the results of increased enforcement efforts to stem the trafficking of firearms from the United States into Mexico for use by transnational criminal organizations.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas provided an update on DHS’s surge campaign to target and prevent fentanyl and its precursor chemicals from entering the United States.
DHS to Ban Imports from Two Additional PRC-Based Companies as Part of Its Enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new actions to keep forced labor practices out of the U.S. supply chain.
DHS Operations Blue Lotus and Four Horsemen Stopped Nearly 10,000 Pounds of Fentanyl, Led to 284 Arrests
DHS agencies announced the results of Operations Blue Lotus and Four Horsemen, surge efforts to curtail the flow of illicit fentanyl smuggled into the United States from Mexico, as the U.S. Department of Justice announced referrals for prosecution in cases stemming from the operations in Arizona and Southern California.
DHS is dedicated to battling child exploitation and abuse from every angle: identifying and rescuing victims, protecting and supporting victims and survivors, locating and apprehending perpetrators, and raising awareness through public education and outreach.
DHS issued an update on Operation Blue Lotus as part of the Biden Administration’s significant and historic actions to disrupt the trafficking of synthetic drugs, representing a major contribution to a government-wide effort to save lives and pursue justice and accountability.
United States Files Forfeiture Action Against Over One Million Rounds of Ammunition Enroute from Iran to Yemen
The Justice Department announced the filing of a forfeiture complaint against over one million rounds of ammunition, thousands of proximity fuses for rocket-propelled grenades, and thousands of pounds of propellant for rocket-propelled grenades that the U.S. Navy seized in transit from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to militant groups in Yemen.