Pre-Colombian Artifacts — México
México considers all pre-Colombian artifacts to be part of its historical heritage and the property of the state. The possession or export of these objects is a crime. Anyone possessing or attempting to take these objects out of the country could get stiff fine or a stay in a Méxican prison. Most travelers' home countries respect international conventions on trafficking in antiquities and will confiscate these objects and may prosecute the offenders as well.