Mexican artifacts returned

October 25, 2012

More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the United States have been returned to Mexican authorities.

KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.

U.S. officials displayed the relics at the Mexican consulate in El Paso before handing them over during a ceremony. The National Archaeological Council of Mexico says the items mostly date from before European explorers landed in North America. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says agents seized the relics in El Paso, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and San Antonio. Some were taken during a 2008 theft at a Mexican museum in the West Texas town of Fort Stockton, about 230 miles southeast of El Paso. Steve Goldstein, KJZZ News, Phoenix.



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