‘Ace News Room With Kindness & Wisdom’

#AceHealthReport – Feb.10: Editor says this post provides all of the posts we have added to our newsroom on #COVID19 and #coronavirus since beginning of the year and we add to daily:

#Coronavirus With Kindness & Love’

#CoronavirusNewsDesk – See all the posts to date from today 01/01/21: https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/?s=%23CoronavirusNewsDesk+

February 10, 2021

This just in from the cutting room floor …

#AceHealthDesk report ……….Published: Feb.10: 2021:

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(WORLDWIDE) #Care2Share ………Its not time to blame politicians or leaders for the present problems but for everyone to work together for the good of others …….🙏’s Friends, Followers and Readers Be safe Amen

Editor says …..As l read many blogs daily some are using their time and providing people of this world in may countries with information that could either save their lives or at least help someone to help another person.

But others readily tell us that governments knew that our health services were under-funded and under-staffed …OK I agree ….but blame does not allow us to gain.

If we work together to help those in our community the best way we can then maybe that will bring about the change we seek in our ❤️ And in so doing God by any name will be able to see we #Care2Share his love given by his sons crucification and help and guidance will come.

🙏’s Friends, Followers, Readers and All People of this World Amen

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#ans2020, #worldwide

Editor says ……..Are we witnessing the media pulling apart the fabric of society just to get a story ?

The #pandemic has opened up a bio-based-weapon that can be used to politicise a story on peoples heartache over the death of a loved or to enable ‘ hard hearted ‘ journalists who want the story first to leave no stone unturned even if their intentions are not honourable……


So what of #truth this concept that alludes the media just to create sensationalism and lead people like the shepherd …herding their flock to the edge of the cliff and offering advice of what to do when the hit the bottom ….followed by blaming their stupidly of being lemmings ……

The news should be informative and place before its readers …advice and guidance to enable the public to become to form an opinion and not to place before their audience a convoluted message of misleading information ..that neither informs or provides anything but hollow words ……

People deserve better than the sum of what the media call news …..and we need to become the purveyors of #truth and not publish as bloggers what they wheel out and call the daily news …….

Be safe my friends, followers and readers God Bless 🙏’s

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(THAILAND) LATEST: A British man has died in the country officials have confirmed amid reports he was attacked and second man injured FCDO confirmed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: The English language Bangkok Post newspaper reported that the dead man was found with knife wounds: The Bangkok Post reported that Thai police have arrested a 23-year-old man.

#AceDailyNews says according to Bangkok News Report: A second British man was taken to hospital, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said: The incident reportedly took place in the early hours of Saturday in the town of Kanchanaburi.

An FCDO spokesperson said:

” We are in contact with the Royal Thai Police following the death of one British man and the hospitalisation of another in Thailand and are ready to provide consular support.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#attacked, #fcdo, #thailand

(SPAIN) NCA REPORT: A suspected drug trafficker has been arrested in Marbella just a day after he was named as one of the UK’s MOST WANTED #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: Hendry, formerly of Walton, Liverpool, was wanted by Humberside Police: He is alleged to have trafficked heroin and cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for onward distribution: Hendry and 11 other fugitives were revealed on Wednesday as the National Crime Agency launched its new most wanted campaign run in conjunction with independent charity Crimestoppers, Spanish law enforcement and UK policing.

#AceDailyNews NCA Report: Joshua Hendry, 30, was arrested in San Pedro de Alcantára, Marbella on Thursday evening by the Spanish National Police’s fugitives unit after an off-duty police officer recognised him from the publicity: He has been taken into custody and will appear in court soon as part of extradition proceedings.

Joshua Hendry

Tom Dowdall, NCA Deputy Director of International, said:

” This is a rapid result and it’s testimony to the power these appeals can have as well as the NCA’s international reach.

“Whether it’s using tip-offs from the public, sharing intelligence or deploying specialist capabilities, UK law enforcement and our Spanish partners are working as one to trace and arrest the other 11 fugitives.

“Those men will know now that we’re after them. They can live their lives anxiously looking over their shoulders and wondering if today’s the day they get caught or they can do the right thing and hand themselves in.”

Chief Inspector Rhodri Troake of Humberside Police said:

” We’d like to thank the National Crime Agency for their assistance in locating and arresting Hendry as a part of an efficient and fast-moving operation.

“Hendry is alleged to have trafficked heroin and crack cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for onward distribution within our local communities.

“This type of criminality can cause significant disruption to our local communities and we will continue to do everything we can to continue to bring those responsible to justice.”

Founder and Chair of the charity Crimestoppers, Lord Ashcroft, said:

“Having this fugitive arrested within days of his details being publicised shows the value of our joint campaign with the NCA. Remember, if you know the whereabouts of any of the other Most Wanted individuals who have so far evaded justice, you can tell our charity what you know. We guarantee you’ll stay completely anonymous.”

Anyone with information about any of our Most Wanted can contact the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and callers in Spain should call the freephone Spanish number 900 926 111. There is also the online reporting form which can be completed via crimestoppers-uk.org/fugitives.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#arrested, #extradition, #nca, #police, #spain, #trafficker

(LONDON) Isleworth Crown Court Report: A former police officer has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment after admitting a number of voyeurism offences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: Corbel – who resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service following his conviction – was previously attached to the Met’s Continuous Policing Improvement Command and was not on duty at the time of the offences.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Former officer sentenced for voyeurism offences: Ex Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for seven years. He was sentenced on 21 January at Isleworth Crown Court after pleading guilty to 19 offences within the Greater London, Manchester, Brighton and other areas between January 2017 and February 2020.

Ex Detective Inspector Neil Corbel

COURT CASE NOTES:

The court heard that Corbel recorded 19 women using multiple devices on at least 21 occasions. The women did not consent and were not aware he had recorded them.

The women were mainly models who had been booked by Corbel for photo-shoots. Three were escorts or sex workers.

Corbel had contacted them online, using a false identity. He recorded the women using cameras disguised as everyday items.

His offences came to light after one model became suspicious of how Corbel was manoeuvring her into positions that faced a clock during a photo-shoot on 24 January 2020 at a hotel in Tower Bridge. She noticed some branding on the clock, googled it and found it was a video recording device.

She reported the incident to police and an investigation was launched by the Met’s Central East Command Unit.

Corbel was interviewed under caution on 21 February 2020. Further incidents and victims came to light and he was charged on 11 August 2021.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 13 September, where he pleaded guilty to all counts.

He had been suspended from duty during the investigation but has since resigned. A misconduct hearing will now follow.

Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett, who leads the Central East Command Unit, said:

” Corbel’s actions were truly awful and a number of the women have told us of their shock to learn he was a police officer. We share that shock and disgust; it is vital the public feel that they can trust the police and when an officer acts in the manner Corbel did we know what an impact that has on our communities.

“The investigation team have worked incredibly hard to bring this complex matter to court and achieve this result today. But more than that I would like to thank the women involved who have shown such strength, courage and patience.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#court, #jailed, #london, #sentenced

(KENTUCKY) Justice Dept Court Report: Following a three-day jury trial an Alexandria, Kentucky, couple was convicted of harboring undocumented (illegal) workers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Carlton S. Shier, IV, and HSI Nashville Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet, made the announcement on Friday.

#AceDailyNews ICE/HSI Investigation Report: After four hours of jury deliberation, Yun Zheng, aka Wendy, 50, and Yan Qui Wu, aka Jason, 48, were found guilty of four counts of concealing, harboring, or shielding a person, whom they knew to be undocumented residents of the United States, for commercial advantage and private financial gain.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) working with the Alexandria (Kentucky) Police Department.

According to trial testimony, from 2014 to 2017, husband and wife Zheng and Wu owned and operated the Tokyo Dragon Buffet restaurant in Alexandria, Kentucky, where they employed at least four undocumented workers. Evidence established that Zheng and Wu knew, or recklessly disregarded facts indicating, that these workers were undocumented. Evidence also established that Zheng and Wu housed these workers in their own home and provided virtually all their transportation, to avoid detection.

While working at the restaurant, one of the workers was badly burned by hot oil. The owners initially refused to take him to the hospital because, in one of the defendant’s own words, he was present illegally and would be deported if the owners transported him to the hospital. This investigation began when the worker eventually received treatment several days later. The nurses treating him were so disturbed by what he described, as well as the defendants’ conduct, that one of them called a law enforcement hotline.

Sentencing for Zheng and Wu is scheduled for May 4, 2022. For each of the four counts, they face up to 10 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and restitution. However, any sentence following the conviction will be imposed by the court, after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of DHS, responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#court, #covington, #doj, #hsi, #ice, #illegals, #immigrants, #kentucky

(TENNESSEE) Justice Dept Court Report: A former nurse practitioner and clinic owner was sentenced to 14 years in prison for illegally distributing prescription opioid pills to his patients #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: According to evidence presented at trial, Allen unlawfully prescribed roughly 15,000 opioid pills to three women with whom he had sexual relationships, and to a male patient who later passed away.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Former Tennessee Clinic Owner Sentenced for Opioid Distribution: Mark Daniel Allen, 64, of Venice, Florida, was found guilty of six counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances not for a legitimate medical purpose outside the scope of professional practice and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises after a three-day trial on Sept. 1, 2021.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III for the Eastern District of Tennessee; Special Agent in Charge Joseph Carrico of the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Tamala Miles of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG); and Director David Rausch of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) made the announcement.

The FBI, HHS-OIG, TBI, Manchester Police Department and Coffee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Emily Petro of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney James Brooks of the Eastern District of Tennessee prosecuted the case.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#doj, #florida, #jailed, #opiods, #sentenced, #tennessee

(WARWICKSHIRE) JUST IN: Warks Police Report: Three people have been arrested after a boy was stabbed in Nuneaton #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: During the incident a 15-year-old local boy suffered a stab wound to the back and was taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be serious.

#AceDailyNews Police Report: Three arrested after teenager stabbed in Nuneaton: Police were called at 9.49pm to a report of a disturbance outside McDonalds in Queen’s Road.

A 14-year-old boy from Bedworth, 16-year-old boy from Nuneaton and a 17-year-old boy from Bedworth were all arrested on suspicion of assault. The 16-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

Detectives are investigating and are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information or CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Rich Simpkins, of Nuneaton CID, said:

” The victim was extremely fortunate not to have been badly injured in this incident and while we have made a number of arrests our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“I would appeal for anyone who has information or who witnesses the incident itself to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 372 of 22 January 2022. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#police, #stabbing, #uk, #warwickshire

(LONDON) Press Release Statement Report: UK to support Tonga tsunami response with aid and redeploying Royal Navy ship that will arrive at the island this week #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: The UK will redeploy a Royal Navy ship and work with Australia and New Zealand to deliver vital aid to Tonga, after a once in a thousand year volcanic eruption caused a catastrophic tsunami to hit the islands.

#AceDailyNews GOVUK Report: The UK is sending vital humanitarian assistance and redeploying a Royal Navy ship to support Tonga respond to the catastrophic tsunami that hit the islands according to

  • Water, tents and protective equipment to be sent to tsunami-hit Tonga today;
  • Vital UK support will be sent on Australia’s HMAS Adelaide, while HMS Spey is also being redeployed to the Pacific Island to support the international response;
  • The support for Tonga comes as the Foreign and Defence Secretaries conclude talks with their Australian counterparts in Sydney today, furthering UK cooperation to the Indo-Pacific region.

UK-funded supplies will be onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Adelaide, which is due to set sail for Nuku’alofa this morning (Friday 21 January), while Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has authorised Royal Navy ship HMS Spey to sail to Tonga to support the humanitarian and disaster relief effort.

In total 17 pallets of supplies are being sent on HMAS Adelaide today, all items provided were at the request of the Tongan government, including 90 family tents, 8 community tents and 6 wheel barrows.

The humanitarian aid and assistance will provide support to the Commonwealth nation, which has suffered significant damage and loss of life, to respond to the catastrophic event.

HMS Spey is alongside on a planned stop in Tahiti and will set sail for Tonga later today, having embarked supplies including water and medical equipment.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said:

Our thoughts are with those caught up in the appalling devastation and loss of life caused by the tsunami in Tonga.

UK supplies and technical expertise will provide urgent assistance to Tonga, working alongside Australia to support a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:

In response to the devastating eruption in the Pacific Ocean I have instructed HMS Spey to sail to Tonga to assist in the humanitarian aid operation.

The UK will work closely with Australia and New Zealand to assist the recovery effort in Tonga and stands ready to support our long-standing Commonwealth partner.

In addition, the UK has offered to fund the deployment of crisis experts through the United Nations. They would support the Tongan authorities to coordinate the international response.

The UK-funded International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) has also released £345,000 to support Tonga. The UK has committed a £6 million contribution to the DREF through an annual £1.5 million donation 2020-2023.

The UK is a longstanding and trusted partner to Pacific Island countries and the UK Armed Forces are committed to stability in the region, and Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) HMS Spey has deployed to the Indo-Pacific for five years following the Integrated Review.

As directed in last year’s Integrated Review, HMS Spey is tasked with providing a quick response to security threats in the region and working alongside allies to uphold international laws and norms in an era of constant competition.

As part of New Zealand’s support, Navy ship HMNZS Wellington is supporting surveying of Nuku’alofa’s harbour area. A Royal Navy exchange officer, Lieutenant Greenfield is embarked in HMNZS Wellington as the Officer in Charge of the deployed hydrographic surveying team.

Commander Mike Proudman, commanding officer of HMS Spey, said

The UK has a long and proud history of supporting disaster relief alongside our allies and partners around the world.

I’m proud that the Royal Navy can play its part in the efforts to respond to the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.

Sister Royal Navy ships HMS Spey and HMS Tamar deployed to the Western Pacific late last year. The deployment marks a proud restoration of the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Indo-Pacific region after more than 25 years.

ENDS

Additional Notes:

  • HMS Spey will arrive in Tonga next week.
  • HMS Spey is a Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel – the newest of the second-generation River Class vessels built for the Royal Navy.
  • Stock imagery of HMS Spey is available to download here

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#aid, #govuk, #london, #press-release, #royal-navy, #tonga

(WASHINGTON) LATEST: Some 90 tonnes of US “lethal aid” has arrived in Ukraine, amid tensions over Russia’s troop build-up on the border as talks continued in Geneva #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: It was the first shipment of a recently approved package of US military aid for Ukraine, and included ammunition for “front-line defenders”.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC World News Report: Ukraine tension: US ‘lethal aid’ arrives in Kyiv amid border build-up: The shipment arrived hours after Russia’s foreign minister and his US counterpart held what they called “frank” talks to try to reduce the chance of a wider conflict in Ukraine.

UK says it is sending weapons to defend Ukraine as well:

A picture released by the US Embassy shows an aid shipment in Kyiv
The US embassy in Kyiv released photos of Saturday’s shipment as it pledged ongoing support for Ukraine

The delivery followed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Kyiv this week, where he warned of a tough response if Russia was to invade.

Moscow has denied any plans to attack or invade Ukraine. 

US President Joe Biden approved the $200m (£147.5m) security support package in December.

The US embassy in Kyiv said the shipment demonstrated its “firm commitment to Ukraine’s sovereign right to self-defense”.

“The United States will continue providing such assistance to support Ukraine’s Armed Forces in their ongoing effort to defend Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russian aggression,” it wrote on Facebook.

Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov thanked the US for the aid.

Tensions over Ukraine

Russia has seized Ukrainian territory before – Crimea, in 2014 – and the head of the military alliance Nato has warned there is a real risk of a fresh conflict in Europe after an estimated 100,000 Russian forces amassed on the border.

Moscow has denied it is planning an invasion, but President Vladimir Putin has issued demands to the West which he says concern Russia’s security, including that Ukraine be stopped from joining Nato. 

He also wants Nato to abandon military exercises and stop sending weapons to eastern Europe, seeing this as a direct threat to Russia’s security.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#ukraine, #washington, #weapons

(RIYADH) LATEST: Saudi authorities have warned that anyone spreading “baseless” rumours on social media could face up to five years in prison and a huge fine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: It comes after a cancelled concert in Riyadh led to reports online that young women were being sexually harassed as they tried to make their way home.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC World News Report: The latest incident comes weeks after similar claims surrounding a major music festival in Riyadh: Some of the women have told the BBC of their fears over posting about what happened after the event: The Saudi entertainment chief appeared to mock their claims in several tweets.

By Sebastian Usher
BBC Arab affairs editor

This is the latest development in the cultural and social clash that the opening up of Saudi Arabia from an austere and deeply conservative society to one that now hosts mass entertainment events has engendered. 

The much anticipated concert, headlined by the K-Pop band Stray Kids, on the evening of 14 January was called off at the last moment due to high winds. Disappointed fans struggled to find their way home from the venue on the outskirts of the Saudi capital. 

Reports began appearing on social media saying that girls had gone missing, as well as warnings of sexual harassment. Online at least, there appeared to be panic. Hashtags proliferated, amplifying the sense of jeopardy.

The reality is still unclear. 

Many people who say they were there have since stated that no such incidents occurred and that the organisers did a good job in difficult circumstances. 

Their case is perhaps strengthened by the fact that as the evening progressed, pictures were posted of men who were supposedly harassing women – but some of these were randomly taken from social media accounts or simply those of celebrities. This trolling undermined the assertions by a number of women that such incidents had taken place. 

The head of the Saudi Entertainment Authority, Turki al-Sheikh, subsequently posted a number of tweets that appeared to mock the reports of harassment as entirely made up. 

Memes swiftly sprang up, ridiculing the reports of harassment or of girls who had gone missing by a host of online accounts that accused those who had posted or reposted them of lying in order to discredit and embarrass Saudi Arabia.

But several women who have spoken to the BBC previously about their concerns over harassment of women at entertainment events in the kingdom insist that some of what was reported was genuine. They concede that this is hard to prove – as there don’t appear to be videos or photos to back up the claims. 

This is a perennial issue in Saudi Arabia where anyone posting such material puts themselves at risk – the women speaking to the BBC keep their identities hidden and use voice disguise devices when appearing on public forums like Spaces on Twitter.

They say that some of those who posted reports on social media or hosted discussions online about what they believed was happening have received threats and closed down their accounts. They believe that the official reaction is aimed at silencing those who might tarnish the new image of Saudi Arabia as an open, welcoming hub of entertainment in the region. 

They fear that it will inhibit women in future from going public with experiences of sexual harassment – which they say is already constrained by the traditional social norms of the Kingdom.

This latest furore over an entertainment event comes weeks after the four-day MDL Beast music festival – also in Riyadh – attracted not only hundreds of thousands of people, but also something of a backlash from conservative elements in Saudi Arabia.

The organisers of the event issued a code of conduct that stipulated that there would be zero tolerance for any form of harassment.

Bolstering the sense that the Saudi authorities may indeed be taking the issue seriously was the recent case of a man found guilty of sexual harassment. His name was published in local media – the first time that this has happened.

Supporters of the Saudi crown prince’s ambitious project for opening the kingdom up to the world say these are teething troubles, inevitable when such a traditional culture is undergoing such huge changes.

But for the women who voiced their concern over what they believe happened on 14 January, the fear is that their freedom to speak out has been further curtailed.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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#jailed, #riyadh, #saudi-arabia, #social-media

(WASHINGTON,D.C.) JW FOIA REPORT: In a brazen failure to comply with a public records law enacted to keep government accountable, a federal agency waited 16 years to respond to a request for information related to a controversial intelligence operation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: Last week, 16 years and a month later, USSOCOM’s FOIA team contacted Judicial Watch to say it reviewed its current backlog of cases and identified the 2005 inquiry as one of USSOCOM’s oldest pending requests. “Before we continue to process your request, our office would like to confirm that you are, in fact, still interested in the subject matter of your request,” the agency writes in an electronic mail to Judicial Watch.

#AceDailyNews says according to JW Report: Back in 2005 Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Defense (DOD) for records related to Able Danger, a secret military unit led by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) that reportedly identified some of the 9/11 hijackers before the 2001 attacks.

The request also asks for U.S. intelligence, law enforcement and/or counterterrorism projects utilizing data mining software techniques to search open-source records in the public domain.

” If so, we will continue to process; if you are no longer interested, please consider withdrawing your request.” The email ends with regards and is signed by USSOCOM FOIA Team. Judicial Watch quickly responded that it is very much interested in the subject matter and asks the SOCOM FOIA team to keep the case file open and continue to process the government records that we are owed. “Please provide a projected date of when (after 16+ years) you anticipate accomplishing your mission,” Judicial Watch writes to the agency. USSOCOM’s replies by thanking Judicial Watch for its “continued patience” and writes that it anticipates completion of the request in “approximately 18-24 months,” adding that “it could more or less.”

After more than a decade and a half it is inconceivable for the government to take another two years—possibly more—to provide the information. Under FOIA, enacted in 1967 to ensure citizens are informed about their government, all federal agencies are required to respond to records requests within 20 business days. The information surrounding Able Danger without question concerns the operations and activities of government covered under FOIA, namely open-source data mining efforts and the assertion that 9/11 terrorists had been identified by U.S. intelligence agencies a year before the 2001 attacks. In 2005 Army intelligence officer Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer said his Able Danger unit identified four of the 9/11 hijackers as Al Qaeda operatives well before the 2001 attacks. Months later, a congressman revealed the secret military unit singled out 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta 13 different times and pinpointed a problem in Yemen two weeks before the 2000 bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole in the port of Aden that killed 17 sailors. A 2006 Senate probe found no evidence to support that Able Danger identified Atta before 9/11. The USSOCOM records Judicial Watch is working to obtain could help uncover the truth.

The stonewalling of this vital information by the government is hardly an isolated case. Judicial Watch regularly must sue the government in federal court to get public records that should not require litigation to obtain. The USSOCOM case, however, breaks the previous record for the time a federal agency has taken to respond to a Judicial Watch FOIA request. In December 2001 Judicial Watch asked the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for information concerning Osama Bin Laden being expelled from Sudan in May 1996 and relocating to Afghanistan. Fourteen years and six months later the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), a component of the DOD, finally responded to the FOIA request, writing in a letter that the records exist but “all substantive portions of the five documents (36 pages) must be withheld in full from disclosure pursuant to the FOIA.” Like in the most recent snub involving Able Danger, the government expresses regret for taking so long—nearly 15 years—and a declassification officer apologizes for the delay in replying to Judicial Watch’s request, explaining that to properly respond, it was necessary to consult with other agencies and offices.

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(GRT MANCHESTER) JUST IN: Detectives have begun a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Stretford night #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: The suspects are all boys aged between 15 and 17, and are being held on suspicion of murder. A large scene remains in place around Thirlmere Avenue where the incident took place shortly before 7pm yesterday.

#AceDailyNews GM Police Report: Four teens arrested as Major Incident Team investigate fatal Stretford stabbing after three warrants were executed last night (Saturday 22 January) in Stretford, Old Trafford & Hulme Published: 11:11 23/01/2022:

Further cordons are also in place in relation to police activity overnight as investigators continue with their enquiries. We were called by colleagues from the ambulance service to a report of a teenage boy in a serious condition with injuries consistent to that of stab wounds. Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, the victim was taken to hospital but passed away a short time later.

His family have been informed and will receive ongoing support from our specially-trained officers.

Enquiries continue at a fast pace and we ask anyone with even the slightest information to contact us in confidence via 101 or online – on https://crowd.in/FTXg6m – quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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(LONDON) Snaresbrook Crown Court Report: An Unnamed teenager who squirted acid in the face of a teenage boy he was attempting to rob in Newham has been jailed for eight years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: He was found guilty of section 18 GBH with intent, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a bladed article and six counts of attempted robbery following the at the same court on 7 October 2021.

#AceDailyNews Court Report Teenager who sprayed acid in 17-year-old’s face jailed Linden Crick, 17 (02.06.04), of Woodford Avenue, Ilford, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 20 January. The judge removed an order which previously prevented him from being named because of his age.

Teenager who sprayed acid in 17-year-old's face jailed

COURT CASE NOTES:

The court heard how the suspect had entered Plashet Park, E6, at around 17:00hrs on Tuesday, 2 February in the company of an unknown male.

Crick, who was on an e-scooter, approached a group of seven males and initially engaged them in conversation; he then demanded their phones and intimated that he was in possession of acid, showing the group a drinks bottle. Some of the group ran off, before the suspect ordered the remaining males to leave the park.

In a matter of seconds, the suspect approached a 17-year-old male who was exercising in the park. The suspect demanded his phone before squirting an acidic substance in his victim’s face.

Crick left the park on the e-scooter, passing one of the original group of males who was now on the phone to police.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to burn injuries caused by the acidic substance.

A bottle was recovered from the park which revealed the substance inside was sulphuric acid.

Following a fast-time investigation, the identity of the suspect was established and he was arrested by officers on 22 April.

Detective Sergeant Keith Faris and Detective Constable Raf Patel, from the local policing team in Newham, carried out the investigation.

DS Faris said:

This was a shocking and needless attack which has left a young man with life changing injuries.

“The suspect entered the park that day with the express intent of intimidating and threatening others; when the victim refused the demand to hand over his phone he subjected to a horrendous and cowardly assault.

“While the victim continues to recover, he will have to live with his injuries for the rest of his life. I can only hope that this conviction brings some sense of justice to him.”

A second suspect who was with the defendant at the time of the incident remains outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 6763/02Feb.

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(WASHINGTON) The Federal Reserve Board Report: On Thursday they released a discussion paper that examines the pros and cons of a potential U.S. central bank digital currency, or CBDC #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: We look forward to engaging with the public, elected representatives, and a broad range of stakeholders as we examine the positives and negatives of a central bank digital currency in the United States,” Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said.

#AceDailyNews Federal Reserve Currency Report: It invites comment from the public and is the first step in a discussion of whether and how a CBDC could improve the safe and effective domestic payments system. The paper does not favor any policy outcome Published: January 20, 2022: For release at 2:15 p.m. EST

The paper summarizes the current state of the domestic payments system and discusses the different types of digital payment methods and assets that have emerged in recent years, including stablecoins and other cryptocurrencies. It concludes by examining the potential benefits and risks of a CBDC, and identifies specific policy considerations.

Consumers and businesses have long held and transferred money in digital forms, via bank accounts, online transactions, or payment apps. The forms of money used in those transactions are liabilities of private entities, such as commercial banks. Conversely, a CBDC would be a liability of a central bank, like the Federal Reserve.

While a CBDC could provide a safe, digital payment option for households and businesses as the payments system continues to evolve, and may result in faster payment options between countries, there may also be downsides. They include how to ensure a CBDC would preserve monetary and financial stability as well as complement existing means of payment. Other key policy considerations include how to preserve the privacy of citizens and maintain the ability to combat illicit finance. The paper discusses these and other factors in more detail.

To fully evaluate a potential CBDC, the Board’s paper asks for public comment on more than 20 questions. Comments will be accepted for 120 days and can be submitted here.

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(COLUMBIA) Justice Dept Court Report: Second Man Charged in Connection with Plot to Kill Haitian President #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: If convicted of the charges in the complaint, Jaar faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: A dual Haitian-Chilean citizen was arrested based on criminal charges related to his alleged involvement in the assassination of the former President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, on July 7, 2021.

Rodolphe Jaar, 49, is charged with conspiring to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and providing material support resulting in death, knowing or intending that such material support would be used to prepare for or carry out the conspiracy to kill or kidnap. Jaar is the second individual to be charged and arrested in the United States for his role in the assassination plot.

As alleged in the complaint, which was unsealed yesterday, the defendant and others — including a group of approximately 20 Colombian citizens and a number of dual Haitian-American citizens — participated in a plot to kidnap or kill the Haitian President. In particular, as alleged, Jaar was present when another conspirator (“Co-conspirator #1”) secured the signature of a former Haitian judge on a written request for assistance to further the arrest and imprisonment of President Moise. According to the complaint, on June 28, 2021, Co-conspirator #1, a dual Haitian-American citizen traveled from Haiti to the United States in furtherance of the conspiracy and provided other individuals with the document, and flew from Florida back to Haiti on July 1, 2021, to participate in the operation against the president.

As alleged in the complaint, while the plot initially focused on conducting a kidnapping of the Haitian President as part of a purported arrest operation, it ultimately resulted in a plot to kill the president. The complaint alleges that on July 7, 2021, various co-conspirators entered President Moise’s residence in Haiti with the intent and purpose of killing him, and in fact the president was killed.

As alleged in the complaint, Jaar was responsible for providing weapons to the Colombian co-conspirators to facilitate carrying out the operation; several of the Colombian co-conspirators also stayed at a residence controlled by Jaar. After the assassination, Jaar allegedly communicated with Co-conspirator #1 and others to assist the Colombians and Co-conspirator #1 while they were in hiding from Haitian authorities.

Co-conspirator #1 was subsequently arrested by Haitian authorities and remains in custody in Haiti. Jaar was arrested in the Dominican Republic and agreed to travel to the United States. He is currently in custody and will appear at 1:30 p.m. ET today in Miami before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren Louisin of the Southern District of Florida for his initial appearance.

Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, U.S. Attorney Juan Antonio Gonzalez for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Anthony Salisbury of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Miami Office made the announcement.

The FBI and HSI are investigating the case with other law enforcement partners.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrea Goldbarg and Walter Norkin for the Southern District of Florida are prosecuting the case, with assistance from National Security Division Trial Attorneys Frank Russo, Jessica Fender and Emma Ellenrieder. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided valuable assistance. Dominican authorities provided significant assistance in securing the return of Jaar to the United States.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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(LONDON) Press Release Statement Report: Government backs Britishvolt plans for Blyth gigafactory to build electric vehicle batteries #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: Once complete, the factory will produce enough batteries for over 300,000 electric vehicles each year, significantly supporting the UK automotive industry’s transition to a zero emissions future and increased production of electric vehicles.

#AceDailyNews GOVUK News Report: Britishvolt, the UK battery company, has received an in principle offer of government funding though the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) for its planned gigafactory in Blyth, Northumberland according to

The government’s support for the gigafactory will help to unlock a significant amount of further support from private investors. Alongside private sector investment, the project is set to create 3,000 direct highly-skilled jobs and another 5,000 indirect jobs in the wider supply chain.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said:

Britishvolt’s plan to build a new gigafactory in Northumberland is a strong testament to the skilled workers of the North East and the UK’s place at the helm of the global green industrial revolution.

Backed by government and private sector investment, this new battery factory will boost the production of electric vehicles in the UK, whilst levelling up opportunity and bringing thousands of new highly-skilled jobs to communities in our industrial heartlands.

Kwasi Kwarteng Business Secretary, said:

Today’s news is a major boost for Britain and a resounding vote of confidence in the North East economy.

Britishvolt’s planned gigafactory will not only enable the UK to fully capture the benefits of a booming electric vehicle market, but will bring thousands of highly-skilled, well-paid jobs to the North East.

In this global race between countries to secure vital battery production, this government is proud to make the investment necessary to ensure UK’s retains its place as one of the best locations in the world for auto manufacturing.

Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone said:

Our support for Britishvolt’s gigafactory is not only set to bring new jobs to the people of Northumberland, but by unlocking huge amounts of additional investment, we are helping to turbocharge the local economy. All of which will not only transform Blyth, but also help us build the batteries that will power our electric vehicles for a cleaner, greener future.

Through our Plan for Jobs the whole of the government is focused on protecting, supporting and creating jobs across the country. The government is investing millions to develop the supply chain for cleaner vehicles in the UK, while working with our auto industry to ensure it remains competitive for years to come. As part of the Net Zero Strategy, we recently announced £350 million of funding for the Automotive Transformation Fund. This is additional to the £500 million already announced as part of the 10 Point Plan. Ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030 will put the UK on course to be the fastest G7 country to decarbonise cars and vans.

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(GHANA) LATEST: At least 17 people have been killed in a huge explosion near a mining town Bogoso in south-west officials say #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: It’s almost like a ghost town now,” Sedzi Sadzi Amedonu, a senior official from the country’s disaster management agency, told the AFP news agency.

#AceDailyNews says according to local media news reports: Ghana Blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion near Bogoso

Footage above captures aftermath of deadly Ghana blast and police say a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine collided with a motorcycle near the town of Bogoso.

Images shared by local media showed a large plume of black smoke rising above flattened buildings and scattered debris as residents call for help.

Graphic videos showed mutilated bodies of victims. A large crater can also be seen beside a road.

He said about 500 houses were affected – some of which were completely destroyed – in Apiatse between Bogoso and the village of Bawdie.

Local police commander William Jabialu said the number of confirmed deaths had been revised down to 13 from a previous toll of 17.

He said another 45 were being treated in local hospitals.

There are fears that the number of deaths may rise as emergency teams comb through the remains of the houses.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said the military had joined emergency efforts to help “contain the situation”, and “rapid relief” was being sent to residents. 

“It is a truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident,” he tweeted

Rescue efforts were under way and people have been told to move out of the area. 

Police called on nearby towns to “open up their classrooms, churches etc to accommodate surviving victims”.

“We continue to urge the public to remain calm as we manage the situation.”

A team of police and army explosion experts were deployed to “avoid a second explosion” and secure the scene, the government said.

The truck was carrying explosives to the Chirano gold mine about 140km (90 miles) from the scene of the blast, when it was hit by a motorcycle, police say.

This reportedly caused a fire, leading to the explosion about 15 minutes later.

The truck driver and the police escort onboard are reported to have survived, while the motorcycle rider was killed.

The tragedy has raised questions about safety measures when explosives are transported on Ghana’s busy roads. 

Gold is one of Ghana’s main exports.

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(MOSCOW) Ministry of Justice Report: Russia’s popular online magazine Republic has been labeled a foreign agent, in an unprecedented move, with officials citing the fact that embassies of other countries have subscriptions to the publication as the reason for the designation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: The outlet was given the tag in October, requiring it, among other things, to append a disclosure that it receives funding from foreign sources to all materials it publishes. At the time, Dmitry Kolezev, chief editor of the magazine, said that Republic was funded solely by subscribers and that he did not know why it had been given the label.

#AceDailyNews says according to RT News Report: Russian magazine branded ‘foreign agent’ because it has Western subscribers: On Thursday, Kolezev posted on his Telegram channel, announcing that the Ministry of Justice had explained that it had designated Republic a foreign agent because foreign parties and media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and the embassies of France and Kazakhstan, were paying for subscriptions to the website.

“In total, the Ministry found 178,500 rubles [about $2,330] of ‘foreign funding’ over two years,” Kolezev wrote. “We calculated that this is about 0.18% of our circulation.” He reported that there would soon be a trial over Republic’s foreign agent status, adding, “no illusions, of course, but the situation is funny.”

Kolezev went on to point out that other major publications in Russia are also likely to have subscriptions from foreign embassies. “Let’s just ban all foreigners from buying newspapers or magazines in Russia, since that is ‘foreign funding,’” he joked. “A citizen of Kyrgyzstan bought a copy of Zhizn at a kiosk – uh oh, that’s foreign funding!”

Russia could tighten 'foreign agent' rules
Russia could tighten ‘foreign agent’ rules

Republic mainly covers politics, business, and economics. Kolezev, who was named editor in June last year, previously worked at news site Znak.com, and has been known for his skepticism of Russian authorities, including criticizing the country’s Covid-19 response.

The “foreign agent” laws have come under fire from other media figures who say that they obstruct free speech, and last August, a group of journalists published an open letter decrying what they called “the persecution of independent journalism in this country.” In December, however, a group of MPs rejected claims that the measures infringe on civil rights, and indicated that they could be expanded further if deemed helpful to law enforcement.

Earlier in December, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the laws could stand to be reviewed with input from the “professional community,” and acknowledged that certain examples of their implementation were “comical, a completely excessive response.”You can share this story on social media:

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(WEST BANK) LATEST: Israeli soldiers fired, Friday, many live rounds and high-velocity gas bombs at Palestinian farmers on their lands near the perimeter fence in the central and southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: The attacks did not lead to casualties but forced the Palestinians to leave, fearing additional Israeli violations.

#AceDailyNews says according to IMEMC News Media Report: Sources said the soldiers, stationed across the fence, east of the coastal region, fired a barrage of gas bombs and many live rounds at the farmers, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, and east of Khan Younis, in the southern part.

The army frequently attacks farmersshepherds, workers, and fishermen across the eastern parts of the coastal region and in Palestinian territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from tending to their lands and from fishing to provide for their families.

In March of last year, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

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(PAKISTAN) Court Report: Judge Sentences Christian jailed for 10 Years in 2017 to Death on Blasphemy Charges #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: In 2017, courts sentenced Bhatti to life in prison. But earlier this month, a judge appealed to a 1991 law prescribing the death penalty for those who blaspheme Muhammad.

#AceDailyNews says according to Mission Network News Report: A Pakistani Christian has been sentenced to death for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad. Authorities plan to execute him by hanging in the coming weeks. Zafar Bhatti has languished in prison since his arrest in 2012. His legal defense will appeal the ruling.

A flimsy case

However, Nehemiah with FMI says the case against him doesn’t hold up. “In July 2012, a local Islamic leader filed a complaint in Rawalpindi, saying he had sent messages from an unregistered phone number insulting the Prophet Muhammad’s mother. They tortured him to extract a confession but he insisted on his innocence. No forensic evidence exists for any blasphemy by Bhatti. In fact, every piece of physical and electronic evidence suggests he is innocent.”

Before his arrest, Bhatti led a small ministry, serving those in deep poverty and praying with people in their homes. But these actions caught the attention of local Muslim leaders.

SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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(ST PAUL, Minn.) Court Report: ICE/HSI have arrested a Florida man at US/Canada border, charged with human smuggling #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: A federal criminal complaint has been filed against a Florida man charging him with human smuggling, announced Homeland Security Investigations Acting Special Agent in Charge Jamie Holt and Acting United States Attorney Charles J. Kovats.

#AceDailyNews ICE/HSI Report: According to court documents, on January 19, 2022, law enforcement agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) responded to a request for assistance from the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) based out of Pembina, North Dakota. USBP initiated a traffic stop on a white-colored, fifteen passenger van less than one mile south of the U.S./Canadian border in a rural area between the official ports of entry located at Lancaster, Minnesota and Pembina, North Dakota.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Steve Shand, 47, a U.S. citizen. Law enforcement asked for identification of the two passengers in the van and determined them to be undocumented Indian nationals.

According to court documents, law enforcement discovered cases of plastic cups, bottled water, bottled juice, and snacks located in the extreme rear of the passenger van. Law enforcement also discovered receipts dated January 18, 2022, for the drinks and snacks, and rental agreement receipts in Shand’s name for the van, with the return date listed for January 20, 2022. USBP arrested Shand for smuggling undocumented foreign nationals. While Shand and the two passengers were being transported to the Pembina Border Patrol Station in North Dakota, law enforcement encountered five additional Indian nationals approximately a quarter mile south of the Canadian border walking in the direction of where Shand was arrested. They appeared to be headed to an unstaffed gas plant located in St. Vincent, Minnesota. The five Indian nationals explained that they had walked across the border expecting to be picked up by someone. The group estimated they had been walking around for over 11 hours. One of the group members was in possession of a backpack that did not belong to him. He stated he was carrying the backpack for a family of four Indian nationals that had earlier walked with his group but had become separated during the night.  The backpack contained children’s clothes, a diaper, toys, and some children’s medication.

According to court documents, later during the day on January 19, 2022, USBP received a report from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that four deceased individuals were found just inside the Canadian side of the international border. The deceased were tentatively identified as the family of four that was separated. Two of the surviving Indian nationals sustained serious injuries and were transported to a hospital.

“HSI was deeply saddened to learn of this tragedy.  We send our condolences to the family of those who lost their lives,” said acting Special Agent in Charge Jamie Holt of HSI St. Paul. “These losses could have been prevented were it not for individuals concerned more for their own greed rather than the safety of others.  HSI remains committed to working with our law enforcement partners, and utilizing our unique investigative authorities, to bring to justice those responsible for tragedies like this.”

Shand is charged with one count of knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien had come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law, having transported, and moved or having attempted to transport and move such aliens. He made his first appearance today before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. Shand was ordered to remain in custody pending a preliminary and detention hearing, currently scheduled for January 24, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Bowbeer. 

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Provinzino is prosecuting the case Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 Special Agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

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