Sunday 4 March 2012

44 arrested in Greece for illegal comerce of antiquities

Investigations continue in the regions of Macedonia, Thessaly, and Central Greece concerning a large illegal antiquities commerce circuit.

Up to now 44 people have been arrested, and more than 8000 gold and silver ancient coins that were in the possetion of these people have been confiscated.

Those arrested had metal detectors and numismatic books in their possetion, as well as large sums of cash.

Source: Kathimerini, 04.03.2012.

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