51 ancient coins seized in Izmir, Turkey

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On Saturday, Turkish security authorities seized 51 ancient coins from a smuggler in the western state of Izmir.

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A statement issued by the state of Izmir stated that the gendarmerie forces received a report about a person working in smuggling antiquities, and as a result a security operation was carried out at his address.

The statement added that the teams seized 51 ancient coins and three other small artifacts from the suspect’s possession.

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The statement indicated that the teams handed over the artifacts to the Directorate of Izmir Museum and began investigations with the suspect after his arrest.