The seizure of 8 thousand and 979 historical artifacts in Turkey

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A historical archaeological smuggling operation was carried out in Manisa and Izmir. In the process, 8,979 historical artifacts dating back to different periods were seized, and 3 people were arrested.

The teams of the Directorate of Anti-Smuggling Branch of the Izmir Provincial Police Department also learned that the historical artifacts are preserved in 3 addresses in Izmir and Manisa.

In the simultaneous operation, 8,979 historical artifacts, including 7,906 coins and 1,073 artifacts of different periods were seized during inspections of titles and vehicles.

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On the other hand, it was determined that the suspects had hidden some historical artifacts in the console section of the car and in a private room in the home’s kitchen.

He was detained in the process, L.O., H.D., and S.D., and police actions are continuing.