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Four accused of illicit trade in cultural artefacts remain in custody

Four accused of illicit trade in cultural artefacts remain in custody

19 October 2018 | 15:43 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The four suspects accused of participation in an organised crime group involved in illegal trade in cultural artefacts will remain in custody, said the press office of the Appellate Prosecutor’s Office.
On 18 October 2018, the Appellate Criminal Court upheld the decision of the first instance court to impose remand in custody on the accused, saying they could interfere with the investigation or commit a new crime.
The group was arrested on 8 October 2018 in Simeonovgrad, while attempting to sell a gold wreath at the price of BGN 2 million to undercover officers. During the operation, other items were also seized – gold bracelets and torc, and coins. Experts from the National Archaeological Institute will now have to confirm their authenticity.
During further searches of properties in Simeonovgrad and Stara Zagora the investigators found and seized more than 50 items of gold and silver, incl. a second golden wreath, as well as sculptures. Most of them were placed in tanks and buried in the ground. They, too, were handed over to experts for assessment of their date and authenticity.


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