Antiquity smugglers arrested

Attica prefecture security police announced late Thursday that they have solved in cooperation with Culture Ministry the April 15, 2011 case of a major theft of antiquities from the archaeological site of Elefsina. Police located and arrested two Roma who possessed the stolen antiquities.
The perpetrators, on the night of 15 April, sneaked into the archaeological site and museum of Elefsina without being noticed by the guard and took over 50 antiquities of great value.

Following an investigation, police located the two suspects in a Roma camp in Zefyri, western Attica, and, posing as buyers, they came into contact with the two Roma suspects. A meeting was arranged, during which the two suspects were arrested and all the antiquities were retrieved.
The two detainees are currently being examined by the local prosecutor.

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