TOP STORY: ICE's top 10 repatriations

05 Nov 2013 9:04 AM | Anonymous

TOP STORY: ICE's top 10 repatriations

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) protects the United States by promoting homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration. To accomplish this mission, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) coordinates with state, local, federal, tribal and foreign law enforcement to promote goodwill with foreign governments and citizens. Returning a nation's looted cultural heritage or stolen artwork protects the world's cultural heritage and knowledge of past civilizations. The Smithsonian Institution's Museum Conservation Institute provides HSI special agents with on-site training on how to handle, store, photograph and authenticate cultural property and works of art. Since 2007, more than 6,600 artifacts have been returned to 24 countries.

Below are 10 of ICE's top repatriations.

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