Subject: Raid or Seizure

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum


TNN, The Times of India, 17th Jun 2017.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 17th Jun 2017.

U.S. Moves to Seize Diamonds, a Picasso and Hollywood Films in Malaysian Case

(United States of America; Malaysia)

Richard C. Paddock, The New York Times, 16th Jun 2017.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol


Millennium Post, 12th Jun 2017.

Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home


G. H. Renaud, K24, 6th Jun 2017.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt, The Telegraph, 28th May 2017.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP, Daily Sabah, 26th May 2017.

Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th May 2017.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held


Kashi Prasad, The Times of India, 15th May 2017.

Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron


Jacob Magid, The Times of Israel, 12th May 2017.

Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen


The Express Tribune, 10th May 2017.

How an art museum in Russia became the target of Kremlin police raids


Nick Holdsworth, Christian Science Monitor, 3rd May 2017.

Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

(Palestine; Israel)

Ido Ben Porat, Arutz Sheva, 25th Apr 2017.

Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 25th Apr 2017.

Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive


Daily Sabah, 17th Apr 2017.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody


Neha L.M. Tripathi, The Asian Age, 15th Apr 2017.

Tesoros recuperados


Recovered Treasures

El Peruano, 13th Apr 2017.

Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.

(Bolivia; Peru)

17 archaeological pieces from Peru seized in Bolivia on their way to the US

RPP, 13th Apr 2017.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News, 13th Apr 2017.

Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos


Shrunken head and other archaeological objects recovered

La República, 8th Apr 2017.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room


Saibal Guptal, The Times of India, 7th Apr 2017.

Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum


Daily Sabah, 6th Apr 2017.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul


Daily Sabah, 27th Mar 2017.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins


Catherine Edwards, The Local, 24th Mar 2017.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples


Yang Sheng, Global Times, 22nd Mar 2017.

Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Mar 2017.

150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport

(Egypt; Palestine; Israel)

Middle East Monitor, 22nd Mar 2017.

Russia's oriental museum takes custody of Roerich paintings seized in fraud probe


TASS, 16th Mar 2017.

Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 15th Mar 2017.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll


Roi Kais, Ynet News, 11th Mar 2017.

Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork


Isaac Kaplan, Artsy, 10th Mar 2017.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey


Hurriyet Daily News, 8th Mar 2017.

NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts

(United States of America)

Mike Leiby, White Mountain Independent, 7th Mar 2017.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias


Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa, 6th Mar 2017.

Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months


TNN, The Times of India, 5th Mar 2017.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid


Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mid-day, 4th Mar 2017.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali, Hurriyet Daily News, 22nd Feb 2017.

Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang"


Shaya Laughlin, The Daily Telegraph, 16th Feb 2017.

Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 13th Feb 2017.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts


Associated Press, The Pueblo Chieftan, 12th Feb 2017.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc


Virendrasingh Ghunawat, India Today, 12th Feb 2017.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda


Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 12th Feb 2017.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian, 9th Feb 2017.

Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey


Daily Sabah, 7th Feb 2017.

Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán


Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

Luis Fuente, Milenio, 5th Feb 2017.

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle


Loaa Adel, Iraqi News, 5th Feb 2017.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime


James Ratcliffe, Apollo, 2nd Feb 2017.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya


Egypt Independent, 2nd Feb 2017.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 2nd Feb 2017.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid


The Local, 31st Jan 2017.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre


David Israel, The Jewish Press, 30th Jan 2017.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News, 30th Jan 2017.

Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul


ABC Australia, 26th Jan 2017.

SQ art squad seizes stolen Riopelle paintings


CTV, 25th Jan 2017.

To catch a thief

(United States of America)

Bennett Hall, Corvallis Gazette-Time, 25th Jan 2017.

Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk


Belarus News, 25th Jan 2017.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local, 24th Jan 2017.

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts


Ihlas News Agency, Daily Sabah, 23rd Jan 2017.

Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora"


Famagusta Gazette, 23rd Jan 2017.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 23rd Jan 2017.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe, 23rd Jan 2017.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring


Associated Press, The New York Times, 22nd Jan 2017.

Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte


A Europol macrooperation results in the recovery of more than 3,500 art objects

La Vanguardia, 22nd Jan 2017.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike


TNN, The Times of India, 12th Jan 2017.

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

(Egypt; Jordan)

Egypt Independent, 26th Dec 2016.

Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize


Daily Trust, 21st Dec 2016.

ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics

(United States of America)

Aaron Gilchrist, NBC, 20th Dec 2016.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid


Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh, Irish Examiner, 15th Dec 2016.

Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia

(Mexico; Italy)

12 archaeological pieces seized in Italy are returned to the Mexican government

Periodico el Despertar, 14th Dec 2016.

ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE, 9th Dec 2016.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur


TNN, The Times of India, 6th Dec 2016.

Jho Low Family Digs in to Stop 1MDB Asset Seizure by U.S.

(United States of America)

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg, 6th Dec 2016.

Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

RT, 3rd Dec 2016.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 2nd Dec 2016.

Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home

(Egypt; United States of America)

Megan Gannon, Live Science, 2nd Dec 2016.

U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities

(Egypt; United States of America)

Kristin Romey, National Geographic, 2nd Dec 2016.

206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district


TNN, The Times of India, 30th Nov 2016.

ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE, 30th Nov 2016.

4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested


TNN, The Times of India, 30th Nov 2016.

Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 30th Nov 2016.

Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities


Philip Mark, Cyprus Mail, 12th Nov 2016.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je, Korea JoongAng Daily, 10th Nov 2016.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests


Philip Mark, Cyprus Mail, 10th Nov 2016.

Antiquities seized


Rachael Gillett, Cyprus Mail, 9th Nov 2016.

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS, KBS World, 8th Nov 2016.

FBI Art Crime Unit Uncovers Stolen Treasures

(United States of America)

David Spunt, CBS, 7th Nov 2016.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading


eKathimerini, 2nd Nov 2016.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore


Tamaghna Banerjee, The Times of India, 1st Nov 2016.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized


S Prasad, The Hindu, 27th Oct 2016.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered


TNN, The Times of India, 27th Oct 2016.

Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?


Owen Jarus, Live Science, 26th Oct 2016.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held


Web India 123, 26th Oct 2016.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics


Teng Jing Xuan, Caixin Online, 14th Oct 2016.

Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile"


Three paintings stolen from Rome in 1983 recovered: Priceless works

Roma Today, 14th Oct 2016.

Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring


Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 5th Oct 2016.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News, 29th Sep 2016.

Antiques dealers arrested and $4.5m worth of ivory seized in New York

(United States of America)

Gabriella Angeleti, The Art Newspaper, 23rd Sep 2016.

Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap


Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 22nd Sep 2016.

Treasure trove' of war photos, medals and memorabilia found among stolen loot in a thief's house - as police seek help to find the owners


Ollie Gillman, The Daily Mail, 22nd Sep 2016.

Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato


Piano di Sorrento: Archaeological finds hidden in home, doctor implicated

Il Mattino, 13th Sep 2016.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja


The Leader, 11th Sep 2016.

500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept


G.S. Paul, Tribune India, 7th Sep 2016.

11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey


Daily Sabah, 30th Aug 2016.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 29th Aug 2016.

Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol


Novinite, 25th Aug 2016.

Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica

(Costa Rica)

Jamie Lopez, The Costa Rica Star, 20th Aug 2016.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities


eKathimerini, 11th Aug 2016.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local, 10th Aug 2016.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs


eKathimerini, 9th Aug 2016.

All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores


Sandhya Ravishankar, Hindustan Times, 8th Aug 2016.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

AFP, The Guardian, 23rd Jul 2016.

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair


The Local, 22nd Jul 2016.

Brazil's Museum of Stolen Beauty


Mac Margolis, Bloomberg, 22nd Jul 2016.

Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Patrick Frater, Variety, 21st Jul 2016.

Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 20th Jul 2016.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur


S. Sundar, The Hindu, 14th Jul 2016.

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned


Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 12th Jul 2016.

Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 12th Jul 2016.

Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN


Divya Karthikeyan, The News Minute, 11th Jul 2016.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols


S. Vijay Kumar, The Hindu, 11th Jul 2016.

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods


TNN, The Times of India, 11th Jul 2016.

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques


R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 5th Jul 2016.

Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves


Arutz Sheva, 4th Jul 2016.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow


R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 4th Jul 2016.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized


R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 27th Jun 2016.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider


Srikkanth Dhasarathy, The New Indian Express, 26th Jun 2016.

Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town


The Libya Observer, 24th Jun 2016.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector


Murcia Today, 22nd Jun 2016.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini, 21st Jun 2016.

2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi


The Hindu, 20th Jun 2016.

Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai


Arun Janardhanan, The Indian Express, 20th Jun 2016.

Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 18th Jun 2016.

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 17th Jun 2016.

Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI


K. Maniandan, The Hindu, 16th Jun 2016.

Catching up with a master smuggler


R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 15th Jun 2016.

HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 15th Jun 2016.

Raid in upscale Jerusalem plaza uncovers hundreds of illicitly traded relics


I24 News, 15th Jun 2016.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 14th Jun 2016.

Slot machine mobster's confiscated collection goes on show in Reggio


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 14th Jun 2016.

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring


A. Selvaraj, The Times of India, 14th Jun 2016.

Recovered Verona museum paintings put on show in Khanenko Museum in Kyiv

(Ukraine; Italy)

Interfax, 13th Jun 2016.

Police discover Qadafi's looted ivory dagger in Istanbul

(Libya; Turkey; Saudi Arabia)

Yeni Şafak, 13th Jun 2016.

Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties


TNN, The Times of India, 13th Jun 2016.

Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 13th Jun 2016.

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 12th Jun 2016.

Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul


Yeni Şafak, 8th Jun 2016.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar, Swarajya, 8th Jun 2016.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler


TNN, The Times of India, 7th Jun 2016.

Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ari Soffer, Israel National News, 6th Jun 2016.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders


News Today, 4th Jun 2016.

The feds' real-life Indiana Jones

(United States of America)

Wesley Bruer, WTVM, 3rd Jun 2016.

FBI's Art Crime Team Recovers Thousands of Missing Pieces of Art, Artifacts

(United States of America)

Scott MacFarlane, NBC, 3rd Jun 2016.

More idols found in Alwarpet house


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 3rd Jun 2016.

Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping


Vivek Narayanan, The Hindu, 2nd Jun 2016.

Idol smuggling gang busted


Vivek Narayanan, The Hindu, 1st Jun 2016.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested


Web India 123, 31st May 2016.

Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500


Rashmi Menon, The Economic Times, 18th May 2016.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures


AKI, New Kerala, 13th May 2016.

Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse


TNN, The Times of India, 4th May 2016.

Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie


Weapons, drugs, and archaeological finds in "box of wonders": 32 year old arrested, implicates wife

Corriere Salentino, 29th Apr 2016.

Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah, 29th Apr 2016.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP, The Nation, 27th Apr 2016.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million


A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 20th Apr 2016.

Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts


BBC News, 15th Apr 2016.

Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case


Jennifer Smith, The Wall Street Journal, 14th Apr 2016.

Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nainets, Reuters, 14th Apr 2016.

FBI seizes art, documents from Santa Fe dealers

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican, 13th Apr 2016.

'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft


BBC News, 12th Apr 2016.

Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off


Swiss Info, 11th Apr 2016.

How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art


Sabine Oelze, DW, 11th Apr 2016.

Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held


Kapil Dixit, The Times of India, 4th Apr 2016.

Panchaloha idols seized


The Hans India, 3rd Apr 2016.

How to track down a missing masterpiece: A former FBI agent on the stings that recovered stolen paintings

(United States of America)

Nigel Fardale, National Post, 1st Apr 2016.

Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st Mar 2016.

World's most expensive plate seized in Turkey


Hurriyet Daily News, 22nd Mar 2016.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram, New York Post, 22nd Mar 2016.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 18th Mar 2016.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

(United States of America; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 17th Mar 2016.

Ancient Statue Is Seized From Manhattan Gallery

(United States of America; Afghanistan)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 16th Mar 2016.

Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 15th Mar 2016.

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

Colin Moynihan, The New York Times, 11th Mar 2016.

ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York

(United States of America; India)

ICE, 11th Mar 2016.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested


Murcia Today, 9th Mar 2016.

Police recover school's stolen artwork

(United States of America)

Paula Ann Solis, Juneau Empire, 6th Mar 2016.

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested


Sadia Qasim Shah, Dawn, 5th Mar 2016.

French police seize painting attributed to Cranach, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein

(France; Liechtenstein)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 4th Mar 2016.

Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures


AFP,, 29th Feb 2016.

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli


Syrian Radio & TV, 26th Feb 2016.

Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects


eKathimerini, 26th Feb 2016.

Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas


Biggest operation against against plundering in decades shelved after five years

Juan Esteban Poveda, Ideal, 24th Feb 2016.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash


Pune Mirror, 13th Feb 2016.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet


A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad, 9th Feb 2016.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon, Live Science, 4th Feb 2016.

Arts: le "Picasso" saisi en Turquie serait un faux


France 24, 1st Feb 2016.

Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts, The Daily Mail, 1st Feb 2016.

Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 1st Feb 2016.

Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered

(United States of America)

Grant Sloan, Ozarks First, 1st Feb 2016.

Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler


Laura Armitage, Heidelberg Leader, 1st Feb 2016.

Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights

(United States of America)

Dan Duray, The Art Newspaper, 1st Feb 2016.

Turkish police seize Picasso's masterpiece in anti-smuggling operation


Emre Basaran, Daily Sabah, 30th Jan 2016.

La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi


Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.

Sevilla Directo, 27th Jan 2016.

La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora


Police recover silver chalice stolen from a Zamora church

La Opinión de Zamora, 27th Jan 2016.

Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona


Stolen paintings recovered by the Carabinieri Heritage Unit in Ancona

ETV Marche, 20th Jan 2016.

Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones


Robberies and forgeries of seized art in the last year tops 150 million

José Ramón Villalba, Ideal, 20th Jan 2016.

Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 16th Jan 2016.

Confiscated Edward Snowden Bust to Resurface at Brooklyn Museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 13th Jan 2016.

Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos


Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

Pablo Morquecho Martínez, Tribuna Salamanca, 12th Jan 2016.

For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works


Sylvia Poggioli, NPR, 11th Jan 2016.

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 31st Dec 2015.

Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

The Maritime Executive, 29th Dec 2015.

Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Ya Libnan, 28th Dec 2015.

Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Anastassios Adamopoulos, Greek Reporter, 24th Dec 2015.

Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Andria Kades, Cyprus Mail, 24th Dec 2015.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou, Cyprus Mail, 24th Dec 2015.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board


Business Recorder, 23rd Dec 2015.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m


Daily Times, 23rd Dec 2015.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online, 23rd Dec 2015.

Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años


This is How the Robbery at the Anthropology Museum 30 Years Ago Went

José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez, Yancuic, 19th Dec 2015.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali, Business Recorder, 19th Dec 2015.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite, 14th Dec 2015.

Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid

(United States of America)

Pat Reavy, Deseret News, 11th Dec 2015.

Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver


Brett Ruskin, CBC, 27th Nov 2015.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 25th Nov 2015.

Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey

(Turkey; Syria)

Doğan News Agency, Daily Sabah, 25th Nov 2015.

Hamas Seizes Chest of Ancient Gold Coins Accidentally Discovered in Gaza


David Daoud, The Algemeiner, 23rd Nov 2015.

Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea


Loot archaeological sites and announce it on the internet: bad idea

Lukor, 23rd Nov 2015.

Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi


TNN, The Times of India, 21st Nov 2015.

U.S. agents recover N.C. Wyeth paintings stolen in Maine

(United States of America)

Richard Valdmanis, Reuters, 19th Nov 2015.

Antique statuette seized at Aswan railway station


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 13th Nov 2015.

Illegal digs unearth mosaics


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 9th Nov 2015.

Here's what we know about Daesh's antiquities department

(Syria; Iraq)

Hayat Norimine, Albawaba, 8th Nov 2015.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama, 6th Nov 2015.

Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand

(Egypt; Thailand)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 5th Nov 2015.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald, Korea Herald, 5th Nov 2015.

Police Reportedly Seize Items From Lil Wayne's Art Collection in Raid

(United States of America)

Ryan Pfeffer, Miami New Times, 4th Nov 2015.

Gilded Bible seized in Tokat


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 27th Oct 2015.

Encontraron en Colinas la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango


Bronze bell from the church of Cabalango found in Colinas

El Diario Carlos Paz, 27th Oct 2015.

EE.UU. devolvió al Perú 25 piezas arqueológicas sustraídas

(Peru; United States of America)

The US has returned 25 stolen antiquities to Peru

El Comercio, 23rd Oct 2015.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group


Novinite, 15th Oct 2015.

Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

The Cairo Post, 14th Oct 2015.

Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities


eKathimerini, 13th Oct 2015.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 6th Oct 2015.

ISIS Raid Netted Stolen Treasure Trove of Ancient Artifacts


Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast, 30th Sep 2015.

Man arrested with antiquities


In Cyprus, 26th Sep 2015.

Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises


Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

Sud Ouest, 26th Sep 2015.

Ancient artifacts yield a modern dilemma: What can be collected legally?

(United States of America)

Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times, 12th Sep 2015.

Canada returns seized Phoenician artifact to Lebanon

(Lebanon; Canada)

Dean Beeby, CBC, 5th Sep 2015.

£1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'

(Libya; United Kingdom)

David Mercer, The Independent, 2nd Sep 2015.

More than 3,000 artifacts seized in Istanbul raid


Daily Sabah, 1st Sep 2015.

Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église


Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol, Ariege News, 31st Aug 2015.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered


Deccan Herald, 28th Aug 2015.

Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture; new collaboration tackles problem

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Larson, Lake County News, 26th Aug 2015.

Native American artifacts found in van

(United States of America)

Berenice Quirino, Lake County Record-Bee, 25th Aug 2015.

Inside the Stephen Reed scandal

(United States of America)

Brad Bumsted, TribLive, 22nd Aug 2015.

Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins

(Turkey; Syria)

Hurriyet Daily News, 20th Aug 2015.

Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000


News.Az, 19th Aug 2015.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb


Ignatius Pereira, The Hindu, 13th Aug 2015.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka


The Indian Express, 13th Aug 2015.

Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership

(Spain; France; United States of America)

Marlon Ramtahal, NBC, 12th Aug 2015.

Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house


Naomi Ng, South China Morning Post, 6th Aug 2015.

Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 4th Aug 2015.

€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban


Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 4th Aug 2015.

'Unique' arrows discovered in stolen SUV


Laura Fraser, Herald News, 1st Aug 2015.

Carson man pleads guilty in case of stolen antiques

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford, The Taos News, 24th Jul 2015.

Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption

(United States of America)

Alan Binder, Sentinel Republic, 24th Jul 2015.

Cajamarca: Police seize Pre-Inca blankets


Hillary Ojeda, Peru This Week, 23rd Jul 2015.

The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation


Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 23rd Jul 2015.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP


Press Trust of India, 23rd Jul 2015.

Stolen painting found after 19 years

(Czech Republic)

Raymond Johnston, Prague Post, 22nd Jul 2015.

PGR rescata piezas mayas


PGR rescues Maya artefacts

La Verdad, 21st Jul 2015.

Artifact smuggling, recovery both on the rise


Ahmet Topal, Daily Sabah, 21st Jul 2015.

Records detail arrests, pursuit of N.C. Wyeth art stolen in Maine

(United States of America)

Scott Dolan, Portland Press Herald, 16th Jul 2015.

Egyptian authorities seize guns, drugs and stolen art in operation targeting illicit goods


Interpol, 13th Jul 2015.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas


Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja, 10th Jul 2015.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 10th Jul 2015.

35 Greco-Roman artifacts seized in illicit digging attempt in Alexandria


The Cairo Post, 8th Jul 2015.

Second World War tank and anti-aircraft gun found hidden in basement of villa in Germany


Melanie Hall, The Telegraph, 3rd Jul 2015.

Chinese man fights for return of 100 million yuan in seized antiques, ancient artefacts


Ellis Liang, South China Morning Post, 1st Jul 2015.

Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities


Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 21st Jun 2015.

«Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο


Kalymnos "Museum" hid 65 looted antiquities, 20th Jun 2015.

Italy's Artifacts Police Wage Global War, Recover 137,000 Objects


Frank Viviano, National Geographic, 19th Jun 2015.

Police recover painting looted by Nazis

(Italy; Poland)

ANSA, 19th Jun 2015.

Pretendía vender por Internet 187 piezas arqueológicas


Attempt to sell 187 archaeological objects on the internet

La Opinión de Murcia, 17th Jun 2015.

Sofia Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle out ancient coins in routers


The Sofia Globe, 12th Jun 2015.

Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage


Elise Knutson, The Daily Star, 12th Jun 2015.

Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria


YLE, 9th Jun 2015.

Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief


Umberto Bacchi, International Business Times, 9th Jun 2015.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE, 5th Jun 2015.

Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts

(United States of America)

Jason Felch, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Jun 2015.

Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 1st Jun 2015.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle 135 Islamic artifacts


The Cairo Post, 30th May 2015.

Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 29th May 2015.

25 Looted Artifacts Return to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Elizabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 26th May 2015.

Hitler's horse sculptures found by German police


Associated Press, The Telegraph, 21st May 2015.

Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai


TNN, The Times of India, 15th May 2015.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu, 14th May 2015.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols


Express News Service, New Indian Express, 9th May 2015.

Syrian authorities seize 6,000 looted antiquities

(Syria; Lebanon)

Associated Press, The Times of Israel, 9th May 2015.

Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Bill Tanner, Hereford Times, 7th May 2015.

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker


Steve Scherer, Reuters, 27th Mar 2015.

Man at center of FBI artifacts raid dies

(United States of America)

Jill Disis, IndyStar, 26th Mar 2015.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts


The Sofia Globe, 24th Mar 2015.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 24th Mar 2015.

Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece


eKathimerini, 8th Jan 2015.

Antiquities seized in Rusaifa


YK, Petra, 2nd Dec 2014.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports


The Nation, Bangkok Post, 29th Nov 2014.

Policía recupera 31 piezas arqueológicas en casona de Túcume


Police recover 31 antiquities in a Túcume house

El Comercio, 23rd Oct 2014.

Cops: Cache of stolen goods, including high-end art found in Chicago home

(United States of America)

Sally Ho, The Chicago Tribune, 3rd Oct 2014.

The man who stole India's past


Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, Rediff News, 7th Sep 2014.

Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt

(United Kingdom)

Sky News, 7th Aug 2014.

Priceless gem recovered

(Sri Lanka)

Percey Kuruneru, The Island, 3rd Aug 2014.

Huge Black Market in Native Relics Slowed by FBI Seizures

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today, 7th Jul 2014.

China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid, Dawn, 2nd Jun 2014.

Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang


Nevine El-Aref, Arahm Online, 12th Apr 2014.

FBI doesn't take all items from massive collection

(United States of America)

Donald Miller, RTV6, 9th Apr 2014.

FBI seizes Native American, other artifacts at rural Indiana home

(United States of America)

CBS, 2nd Apr 2014.

Authorities Confiscate Archaeological Pieces from Cusco Stores


Peruvian Times, 28th Mar 2014.

Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra


FNA, Fars News Agencys, 10th Mar 2014.

Cambodian relics 'found in New York'

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Stuart White, The Phnom Penh Post, 7th Mar 2014.

Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities

(United States of America)

AFA News, 6th Mar 2014.

German Couple Suspected of Holding Stolen Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Abed Alloush, Greek Reporter, 6th Nov 2013.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel, 10th Jun 2002.

A Tougher Policy On Art Imports?

(United States of America; Peru)

Eva Hoffman, The New York Times, 6th Sep 1981.