Arrests take place in FYRO Macedonia for traffic of archeological artifacts

Arrests take place in FYRO Macedonia for traffic of archeological artifacts

Skopje, May 1, 2013-This morning, police of FYRO Macedonia has carried out several arrests of a group involved in the traffic of artifacts and other archeological materials.

Amongst the tens of arrested persons are also employees of the State Directorate for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage. The Ministry of Interior informs that the operation continues and that other arrests are taking place. The arrested persons are part of a mob network involved in the traffic of objects of cultural and historical heritage. The Ministry of Interior states that the group had been investigated for a long time and that it’s part of a larger regional and international network. According to this ministry, more details on this operation are expected in the days to come. /ibna/