Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE and Manhattan US Attorney's Office return Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton to Mongolia
New York, NY
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ICE returned a Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton, looted from the Gobi Desert and illegally smuggled into the United States, to the government of Mongolia Monday during a repatriation ceremony at a Manhattan hotel. The Bataar was seized in New York by ICE's HSI special agents after it sold at a Manhattan auction for $1.05 million.