Criminals don’t respect borders, so their crimes and the money they make often move internationally.
Whether it is human trafficking, antiquities smuggling, or just plain fraud, when crime crosses boarders, the Department of Homeland Security gets involved.
In the latest episode of the IPA Payments Pod, Raul Aguilar, Deputy Assistant Director for the Financial and Fraud division for Homeland Security Investigations describes what his agency does. HIS is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for investigating transnational crimes and threats. It falls under the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and was created in 2003 when U.S. Customs and the Immigration and Naturalization Service merged.
In the podcast, Deputy Assistant Director Aguilar referred to operation Cornerstone. Links to its LinkedIn page and Web page are below:
HSI Cornerstone: Overview | LinkedIn
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Welcome! (govdelivery.com)
Information on the guide to organized retail crime can be found at these links:
HSI, ACAMS take aim at organized retail crime | ICE
Organized Theft Groups and Organized Retail Crime | ACAMS
This podcast was recorded on October 4, 2023. Things may have changed by the time you hear it.
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