Saddam Hussein’s soap dish and door knocker among more than 60 items returned to Iraq after being smuggled into the U.S.

More than 60 cultural artifacts illegally smuggled into the U.S. from Iraq were returned to the Iraqi government during a ceremony in Washington D.C. on Monday.

The move follows a culmination of investigations led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in New York, Baltimore, Austin, Texas, and New Haven, Connecticut.

Among the items salvaged were a gold-plated door knocker, water urn and soap dish from Saddam Hussein’s private airport and palace…

unnamed-8Among the items salvaged were a door knocker, water urn and soap dish from Saddam Hussein’s private airport and palace

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