Routine check at the Lublin Airport, East Poland, revealed a smuggle attempt of historic gold coins by a US citizen heading for Munich, Germany.
Israeli officers foiled smuggle of ancient coins at the Erez Border Crossing on the border with Gaza catching an Arab smuggler with a set of four coins.
Customs officers foiled a smuggle attempt of Prehistoric artefacts at the crossing between Poland and Belarus in Bobrowniki, East Poland. The artefacts were hidden in the fuel tank of the car.
Police conducting a raid in the the Keşan district of Edirne province, West Turkey, recovered books from the Ottoman period, including a Quran.
Customs officers at the Polish-Belarusian border foiled the smuggle of 680 coins dated to the 18th century. The artefacts were being smuggled by a Belarusian citizen through the border crossing at Połowce.
Over 140 coins and pieces of jewellery were seized by the Customs Officers at the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing at Medica, East Poland. The artefacts were being smuggled by an Ukrainian citizen into Poland.
Crossing Authority Security Officers at Erez Crossing between Israel and Palestine prevented smuggling of rare artefacts while three men were arrested attempting to loot gold coins from the archaeological site of the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-136 AD).
Police seized a 18th century icon in Turkey’s east province of Adana. It depicts one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.
Albanian Police prevented the smuggling of 230 archaeological artefacts from ancient Apollonia. Two people were arrested in connection with these illegal activities.
Customs authorities at the Allenby Crossing between Jordan and Israel foiled smuggle of 53 historical coins dating from Roman period.
An international project conducted in the ancient city of Merv in Turkmenistan was stopped. It was revealed that the reason was the smuggle of historical artefacts by the German archaeology team participating in the project.
An Ukrainian bus driver tried to smuggle nearly 100 items of archaeological status through the border between Poland and Ukraine. The smuggle of almost 100 artefacts was foiled by Polish customs officers at the border crossing in Medyka.