BRITISH ANTIQUES EXPERT ‘RAN TOMB-RAIDING GANG’

The Times on 5th July reported that William Veres, a British antiques dealer has been arrested in London on suspicion of masterminding a European gang which looted Greek and Roman artefacts worth millions.  He is accused of hiring criminals who hid looted coins among the change in their wallets to smuggle them from Sicily to auction houses in Germany. An Italian police officer is quoted as saying they had no idea that Veres was running such an elaborate operation.  About 1,000 artefacts, including rare Roman and Greek coins worth thousands of euros, were found at his home.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-antiques-expert-ran-tomb-raiding-gang-kqlfxr2rq

http://www.eurojust.europa.eu/press/PressReleases/Pages/2018/2018-07-05.aspx

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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