“Treasury Targets High-Ranking Hizballah Officials”


Washington – the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two members of Hizballah’s Central Council. The Central Council is responsible for identifying and electing the group’s highest decision-making body, the Shura Council, which formulates policy and asserts control over all aspects of Hizballah’s activities,…

“DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking”


WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government’s first-ever integrated law enforcement operations center directly supporting federal criminal investigations, victim assistance efforts, intelligence analysis, and outreach and training activities related to human trafficking…

MS-13 Gang of 11 Charged in a Federal Court in Northern Virginia, with sex trafficking of a 13-year-old minor


Alexandria, VA---the Department of Justice announced the arrest of 11 MS-13 Gang Members Wednesday.  The charges filed against the MS-13 Group stated “between on or about August 27,2018 through October 11, 2018, the Gang Members engaged in sex trafficking of a 13 year old female minor in the Eastern District…

Department of Justice Awards Over $35 Million to Provide Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking


Washington, D.C.---Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), has awarded $35,104,338 in grant funding to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to…