The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a broad scope of duties to keep its nation safe, ranging from border security to cyber security.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the principal investigative arm of the DHS, responsible for investigating transnational crime and terrorism.
What crimes does the HSI investigate?
HSI investigates a wide array of transnational crime, including:
- National security threats.
- Drug trafficking.
- Human trafficking.
- Money laundering.
- Financial fraud and scams.
- Human rights violations and war crimes.
How are criminals targeted?
The main target of HSI is Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) and terrorist networks, as well as their facilitators. The work of the HSI involves:
- Working with prosecutors to charge and arrest wrongdoers.
- Executing criminal search warrants.
- Seizing proceeds of crime.
While seeking to protect U.S. interests, this work disrupts TCOs operating around the world.
An increasingly international footprint
In Australia, an Attaché office is established in Canberra.