Network specialised in trafficking archeological pieces broken up (Interiro Ministry) | Tunisia News Gazette

Network specialised in trafficking archeological pieces broken up (Interiro Ministry)

A network specialised in prospecting, illegal marketing and trafficking archeological pieces operating in Tataouine governorate was broken up, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

Three individuals were arrested and two archeological pieces were seized during this operation conducted by the Ben Arous National Guard (anti-crime division) in co-ordination with Tatauine National Guard units.

The two seized pieces were examined by experts of the National Heritage Institute who have certified their authenticity and historic value, the ministry added.

After consultations with the Public Prosecutor, the suspects were placed in custody. A Legal investigation was initiated against them for prospecting, storing, transporting and selling piece of heritage and possessing unauthorised weapons.

Source: TAP News Agency

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