Last Published: 7/22/2016

ICE HSI is the largest investigative arm in the Department of Homeland Security, consisting of more than 10,000 employees.  With 6,700 special agents assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the United States and 47 countries around the world, HSI has a global foot print. HSI is responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States. HSI enforces over 450 federal statutes including the investigations of human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, commercial fraud, intellectual property theft, cyber crime and export enforcement violations. The HSI commercial fraud program is housed within the IPR Center.  Criminals engaged in IPR violations are often involved in other types of commercial fraud violations. By combining these programs at the IPR Center, HSI is able to take a comprehensive approach to addressing these vulnerabilities.

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