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Diplomacy in Action

2008 Special Agents in Action


A Colombian Administrative Security Police office logs evidence seized during a joint investigation with DS that shut down a human trafficking ring in Cali, Colombia. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO. A joint investigation by DS and Indonesian police led to the arrest of more than 120 individuals and the seizure of hundreds of fraudulent documents. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO. DS special agents prepare to enter a suspect's residence during a training exercise. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO.
An officer with Colombia’s Administrative Security Police logs in evidence seized during a joint investigation with Diplomatic Security that shut down a human trafficking ring in Cali, Colombia. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO. One of DS’s most successful joint investigations was conducted with Indonesian police, who arrested more 128 individuals and seized hundreds of fraudulent documents and computer-related tools used to counterfeit visas and passports. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO.

DS special agents prepare to enter a suspect’s residence during a training exercise. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO.

DS regional security officers and foreign service national investigators helped return 113 fugitives to the United States to face justice in 2007. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO. In 2007, DS made or assisted in the arrests of 1,956 individuals, a record for the bureau. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO. A DS assistant regional security officer-investigator helped Nigerian authorities shut down a counterfeiting operation and seize fake visas, passports and visa foils. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO.
DS regional security officers and foreign service national investigators helped return 113 fugitives to the United States to face justice in 2007. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO.

In 2007, DS made or assisted in the arrests of 1,956 individuals, a record for the bureau. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO.

Diplomatic Security’s assistant regional security officer-investigator in Lagos helped Nigerian authorities shut down a document counterfeiting operation and seize these fake visas, passports and visa foils. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PHOTO.


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