Customs and Border Protection Documents on Operation Hyperion

Joseph Cox filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Cox

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act:

### Background ###

Around 31st October/1st November 2016, multiple law enforcement agencies announced Operation Hyperion, which was an international, joint effort to tackle dark web crime. An ICE press release is here:

CBP was part of the operation.

### Request ###

I hereby request the following records:

All guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, and briefs related to, about, or concerning Operation Hyperion, from January 2014 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's technology and science site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joseph Cox


Mr. Cox,

I was made aware that you may not have received our office's final response to your FOIA request. Please see attached, appeal rights are included.

Thank you

Patrick A. Howard
Branch Chief, FOIA Division
Privacy and Diversity Office
Office of the Commissioner

From: Joseph Cox


Thank you for the response. Apologies, I should have clarified: my request was for operational documents, and not investigative files. Please may you process the request with that caveat?