The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations returned twelve indigenous artifacts to the government of the Dominican Republic.
The ceremony was held at the San Juan Institute of Culture on the island of Puerto Rico.
“This level of collaboration strengthens the friendship and collaboration between both countries,” said Dominican Consul Opinio Diaz, who received these objects on behalf of the Dominican government.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned 12 indigenous artifacts to the Dominican government in a repatriation ceremony held yesterday.
Diaz remarked that the return of these priceless artifacts to the Dominican Republic represents another example of the United States’ firm commitment to combating transnational organized crime and protecting cultural heritage items from being trafficked.