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NEW YORK — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned a Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton, looted from the Gobi Desert and illegally smuggled into the United States, to the government of Mongolia Monday during a repatriation ceremony at a Manhattan hotel. The Bataar was seized in New York by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents after it sold at a Manhattan auction for $1.05 million.


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This work, ICE Returns Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skeleton to Mongolia, by Michael Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.6.2013

Date Posted:05.6.2013 11:00AM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:289227

VIRIN:130506-A-PN123-001

Filename:DOD_100804773

Length:00:02:52

Location:NEW YORK, NY, USGlobe

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