Us customs finds thousands of Iraqi smuggled artifacts returned to Iraq

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 Us customs finds thousands of Iraqi smuggled artifacts returned to Iraq


In May 2, 2018, the U. S. immigration and customs enforcement agency said that after the United States was smuggled into the entry of thousands of ancient Iraqi antiquities to the handicraft chain HobbyLobby, about 3800 of the smuggled relics were returned to the Iraqi authorities in May 2nd. HobbyLobby was accused by the US Department of justice in 2017, and the companys president, Green (SteveGreen), bought more than 5500 pieces of Iraqi historical relics from the United Arab Emirates in December 2010 and knew that the artifacts might be stolen antiques from Iraq before they bought it. The Federal Bureau of investigation said the artifacts were smuggled into the United States on a false label. The US Department of justice pointed out that HobbyLobby agreed to pay a fine of $3 million in 2017 and hand over smuggled cultural relics. Green said that his company committed regrettably wrong, we should carefully monitor the process of heritage acquisition. The immigration and customs enforcement agency said the relics were mainly legal and religious documents in early Iraqi history, and 3800 pieces were returned to the Iraqi authorities in May 2nd. Iraqi officials in Washington, D.C., said, these artifacts are very important to Iraq, Iraq is its legitimate owner, and said the relics could be displayed in the National Museum in Iraq. Source: China News Net editor: Zhu Xiaodong _NBJS6126 HobbyLobby was accused by the US Department of justice in 2017, and the companys president, Green (SteveGreen), bought more than 5500 pieces of Iraqi historical relics from the United Arab Emirates in December 2010 and knew that the artifacts might be stolen antiques from Iraq before they bought it. The Federal Bureau of investigation said the artifacts were smuggled into the United States on a false label. The US Department of justice pointed out that HobbyLobby agreed to pay a fine of $3 million in 2017 and hand over smuggled cultural relics. Green said that his company committed regrettably wrong, we should carefully monitor the process of heritage acquisition. The immigration and customs enforcement agency said the relics were mainly legal and religious documents in early Iraqi history, and 3800 pieces were returned to the Iraqi authorities in May 2nd. Iraqi officials in Washington, D.C., said, these artifacts are very important to Iraq, Iraq is its legitimate owner, and said the relics could be displayed in the National Museum in Iraq.