Mr. Oyola held numerous senior executive, executive and senior management level positions throughout a 29-year career with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Department of Treasury, US Customs Service, retiring from civil service in December 2011.
He joined the ranks of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2006 and served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in El Paso, Texas, from August 2009 to December 31, 2011 and San Juan, Puerto Rico, from September 2006 through August 2009.
He has served as the Special Agent in Charge, Unit Chief, Associate Special Agent in Charge, Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Resident Agent in Charge along the United States border in Texas, New Mexico, Puerto Rico and The United States Virgin Islands where he directed multifaceted law enforcement federal agents, state and local police officers in the application of US Codes pertaining to narcotics smuggling, weapons smuggling, money laundering, fraud, cybercrimes, child exploitation, human smuggling, technology & munitions exportation violations, intellectual property rights and numerous others. He was an inaugurating member of the Caribbean Border Interdiction Group (CBIG) of the Department of Homeland Security’s Interdiction Agencies in the Caribbean and also of the Department of Homeland Security’s New Mexico/West Texas Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT) in which he was the lead federal agency. He pioneered different investigative processes in Texas and Puerto Rico that resulted in more arrests and convictions making a positive impact in his districts.
He also served in a number of key management positions in the HSI Headquarters office in Washington, D.C. where he oversaw and managed National Programs and Divisions of Investigative Groups. Mr. Oyola worked as a Senior Special Agent for the former U.S. Customs Service Office of Internal Affairs and is a proud former US Customs Inspector.
Upon retiring from the federal government after a 29-year career, he worked as an Investigative Consultant for Hewlett Packard overseeing the daily investigations and operations performed by four investigative companies that cover all of Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean on matters concerning Hewlett Packard’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).