Memphis CBP, HSI repatriates cultural artifacts to Mexico

From left to right, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Keith Hale, Mexico Deputy Consul Jose Aguilar, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Supervisory Officer Jack Bader, Mexico Ambassador Carlos Giralt-Cabrales and CBP Area Port Director Michael Neipert look over the Mexican repatriated cultural artifacts in Memphis, Tennessee. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Homeland Security Investigations special agents repatriated cultural artifacts, some dating back to 900 B.C., to the Government of Mexico recently at CBP’s Area Port of Memphis, Tennessee.During the repatriation ceremony, CBP Area Port Director Michael Neipert presented 281 pieces of Mexican artifacts to Ambassador Carlos Giralt-Cabrales of the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock, Arkansas.Special agents from Homeland Security Investigations in Memphis participated in the repatriation. CBP partners with HSI in the detection, interception, investigation and repatriation of cultural property.The seven shipments arrived from Mexico between 2016-2021, and they were destined to addresses in California, South Carolin
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