San Juan CBP officers seize pre-Columbian artifacts

28 Jan 2015 9:10 AM | Anonymous

San Juan CBP officers seize pre-Columbian artifacts

Release Date: 
January 28, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Five carved pieces dating to the time of the indigenous people of the Greater Antilles islands, were found last week inside the luggage of a traveler by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Luis Munoz Marin International airport.

The traveler indicated that the 5 carved clay items were Arawak or Taino artifacts that were given to him as gift in the Dominican Republic.
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