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Cheryl Bassett

Section Chief, Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center

Cheryl Bassett is a federal law enforcement officer with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations.  She currently serves as a Section Chief at the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center (HSTC)—a U.S. Government interagency intelligence and law enforcement fusion center which gathers, analyzes, and distributes information and intelligence on human smuggling, human trafficking, and clandestine terrorist travel.  Ms. Bassett is responsible for the management of criminal investigators and analysts working on issues relative to human trafficking, as well as liaison and outreach with law enforcement and government officials, both domestic and foreign.