Police arrested two alleged gang members and seized hundreds of looted treasures from the ancient Greek and Roman eras during the operation.
Police arrested the gang’s alleged ringleader, a 56-year-old man from the Sicilian town of Siracusa, and a second man from Siracusa, while a third suspect was ordered not to leave his home town of Paterno, police said.
The “well-organised” gang used couriers to smuggle the archaeological treasures Germany and sell it on the international underground market in ways that are being probed, according to investigators.
Source: Italy busts gang ‘smuggling looted archaeological treasures’ – The Archaeology News Network
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