While an analysis of databases revealed that one consignment had already been shipped out to the U.S. a week or so prior to the seizure, Indian authorities alerted their U.S. counterparts immediately and, as a result, the same month the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized the consignment.

 

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