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04/17/2012
Tallahassee, FL
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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A 400-year-old masterpiece work of art taken illegally from its owners in Nazi-occupied France during World War II was returned today to the family from which it was stolen more than 70 years ago.
04/10/2012
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Since 2007, ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have repatriated more than 2,500 objects to more than 23 countries.
02/23/2012
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Eight artifacts that were illegally exported from Guatemala in two separate incidents were officially returned to the country at a repatriation ceremony Friday at the Guatemalan Embassy in Washington.
01/24/2012
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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U.S. officials repatriated "Le Marche aux Poissons" (The Fish Market), a monotype by Camille Pissarro, to French Ambassador Francois Delattre.
11/03/2011
Tallahassee, FL
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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A masterpiece work of art - 'Christ Carrying the Cross' - stolen as part of the widespread Nazi plunder of World War II, was seized this week by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The painting was seized through formal legal proceedings, to protect the art until its real ownership is finally confirmed.
10/12/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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"A painting stolen more than 90 years ago is finally on its way home to France. U.S. officials repatriated ""Une Fille de Pecheur"" (A Fisherman's Daughter) to French Ambassador Francois Delattre."
09/21/2011
New York, NY
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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The paintings were stolen from Poland by the Nazis in 1944 and recovered following an ICE HSI investigation.
09/13/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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The z-angle pre-Columbian feasting bowl was created by Mayan Indians. It is nearly 1800 years old.
08/17/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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On Thursday, ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) returned, during a joint repatriation ceremony, a collection of 67 artifacts illegally imported into the United States from the Dominican Republic. The objects were discovered as part of several investigations by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and CBP.
08/01/2011
Cairo, Egypt
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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"Egyptian archaeological sites, storerooms and other locations are under serious threats of pillage, theft and illicit trafficking. That's why U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) joined forces with the U.S. Embassy to Egypt to present a four-day workshop titled ""Countering Antiquities Trafficking at Egypt's Ports and Borders."""
07/14/2011
New York, NY
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Three individuals are in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for their involvement in an international smuggling ring that imported cultural artifacts into the United States.
07/14/2011
New York, NY
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Antiquity dealers and collectors from Michigan, New York, Virginia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were charged today in connection with a scheme to smuggle illicit cultural property into the United States.
07/07/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) returned a collection of objects illegally imported into the United States from Iraq.
07/06/2011
Louisville, KY
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
In a ceremony on Tuesday, the local Speed Art Museum transferred a three-panel wooden triptych to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), following last month's settlement agreement.
05/16/2011
New York, NY
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Five decorative, hand-carved human skulls were turned over to Indonesian authorities Monday during a ceremony at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/12/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Today, U.S. ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) returned a collection of cultural artifacts illegally imported into the United States from Peru. The artifacts were discovered as part of three separate investigations by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York and Denver.
04/26/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Today at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters, ICE Director John Morton and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assistant Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski repatriated 99 pre-Columbian artifacts seized as a result of operations by ICE's HSI and CBP in Los Angeles and Portland, Ore., to Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli.

04/05/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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It's 2007. An American gentleman is traveling in Buenos Aires, browsing the city's antique district for treasures. A Rolling Stones fan, he stumbles upon a unique piece of artwork depicting Mick Jagger, which he purchases for $2,000 to display in his Phoenix, Ariz., home.
03/11/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
7 Sui Dynasty Pottery Horses with Riders, A.D. 581-618, Among Artifacts Returned to China.
02/23/2011
Toledo, OH
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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"Investigation results in repatriation of the ""Nereid Sweetmeat Stand"" to Dresden State Art Collections"
01/20/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
In 1961, the painting was loaned to the Musée Malraux in Le Havre in Normandy, France, but was stolen from the museum in December 1973. In October 2010, the Degas painting appeared in the Sotheby's New York catalogue for a pending auction of Impressionist and modern art.
01/20/2011
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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In a ceremony held at the French ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2011, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned to the French government a rare painting by master impressionist Edgar Degas that had been stolen and lost to the world for nearly 40 years.
01/14/2011
New York, NY
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the painting Leda ed il Cigno, by Italian Renaissance painter Lelio Orsi, was ordered forfeited to the government as property brought into the United States in violation of customs laws.
06/02/2010
Miami, FL
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Agents initiated an investigation after the pre-Columbian artifacts were seen on eBay.
05/26/2010
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton returned dozens of Paleozoic Era fossils that were sent through the mail from China and seized after an ICE investigation.

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