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Met police swoop on illicit Iraqi antiques

Met police swoop on illicit Iraqi antiques
trefwoorden: Irak - kunstvoorwerpen - smokkel
Three antiques dealers have been arrested in a secret police operation to combat the growing trade in artefacts stolen from Iraq.
Officers from Scotland Yard's Arts and Antiques Unit have recovered a number of valuable pieces stolen from Iraqi museums and archaeological sites since 1990. It follows newly introduced United Nations laws that came into force in Britain in June which make it an offence to be knowingly involved in the importation or exportation of illegally removed Iraqi cultural property.

Lees verder bij: The Independent (26 oktober 2003)