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