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European network for illegal art rolled up

European network for illegal art rolled up

The police in Europe is a network of traders in stolen works of art, rolled. In addition, in the past few months, 75 people were arrested and more than 3,500 stolen archaeological objects are found, reported Europol.

The arrests the Spanish Interior ministry announced, followed in October started European police operation that was led by Spain and Cyprus.

The criminal network has acted in art that were robbed was in a war zone, but also from museums and other places. In the Spanish city of Murcia, the police found around a hundred archaeological objects, of which there are nineteen in 2014 are stolen from a museum in that city.

In Greece, names of the authorities under more a part of a Ottoman gravestone and Byzantine objects in space.

In the actions, with the code name Pandora, were detectives involved from eighteen countries, including the Netherlands. The research was supported by Interpol, Europol and the UN-werelderfgoedorganisatie UNESCO. More than 48,000 people, almost thirty thousand vehicles and fifty vessels have been investigated.

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