SPANISH AND BULGARIAN POLICE RECOVER MORE THAN 30,000 STOLEN AND FORGED ARCHAEOLOGICAL GOODS

A news release from Europol on 5th November reported that more than 30,000 artefacts, including Greek and Roman ceramics, helmets, funeral urns, lamps, arrowheads and spears – thought to be either genuine or forged – have been seized as a result of the latest operation targeting trafficking of cultural goods in Europe.  The seizures were made as part of Operation Sardica run by the Spanish Guardia Civil and the Bulgarian Criminal Police.  17 property searches were carried out simultaneously in Bulgaria and Spain during the action day on 23rd October, resulting in the arrest of 13 suspects and some €180 000 in cash seized.

https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/spanish-and-bulgarian-police-recover-more-30-000-stolen-and-forged-archaeological-goods

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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