Police bust ‘antiquities smuggling ring’
Greek police arrested 26 people suspected of trafficking in antiquities, a police source said following a nationwide raid. Six of the arrested were foreigners. Police were looking for 15 others suspected of involvement in the smuggling ring. Initial investigations suggest the gang sold illegally acquired antiquities in auctions in Britain, Germany and Austria. Police raids unearthed ancient statues hidden in a well near the village of Nemea in the Peloponnese region in the country’s south.