Po­lice bust ‘an­tiq­ui­ties smug­gling ring’

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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.

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