2 historic Khmer statues returned to Cambodia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and Cambodia Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, returned two Khmer statues to Cambodia during a repatriation ceremony at the National Museum of Cambodia April 3.

“In today’s world, the theft and trafficking of another country’s priceless and irreplaceable national treasures is a global concern that requires cooperation and understanding between nations,” said HSI Cambodia Attaché Russell Bash. “As a federal law enforcement agency with a global reach, HSI is a leader in investigating crimes involving the illicit importation and distribution of cultural property, and this shows our commitment to deny criminals the financial incentives that motivates their behavior and return the Khmer statues to their rightful home.”

In full: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-historic-khmer-statues-returned-cambodia

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