Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Deputy Special Agent in Charge Jerry Templet and the Ambassador of Greece to the United States Haris Lalacos sit briefly during a ceremonyat the Greek Consulate Tuesday to sign official paperwork, which confirms HSI’s repatriation of the 10 Greek Coins to the Government of Greece.
05/16/2019
San Francisco, CA
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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Deputy Special Agent in Charge Jerry Templet repatriated 10 Greek coins to the Government of Greece, Tuesday, during a reception at the San Francisco Greek Consulate.

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent David Keller of San Francisco (right) explains general details of this case to the Ambassador of Greece to the United StatesHaris Lalacos (Left). Keller worked with Antonios Sgouropoulos, San Francsico Consul General of Greece (Center), to finalize the details for the repatriation ceremony during the reception.
05/16/2019
San Francisco, CA
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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Deputy Special Agent in Charge Jerry Templet repatriated 10 Greek coins to the Government of Greece, Tuesday, during a reception at the San Francisco Greek Consulate.

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
These 10 Greek coins were allegedly smuggled out of various Aegean islandssuch as the Island of Samos. The island of Samos is not covered by modern structures and has a lot of open, unprotected fields. These unexcavated archaeological sites are subject to the illegal use of metal detectors by collectors who remove artifacts, suchas coins, for unlawful sale and profit.
05/16/2019
San Francisco, CA
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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Deputy Special Agent in Charge Jerry Templet repatriated 10 Greek coins to the Government of Greece, Tuesday, during a reception at the San Francisco Greek Consulate.