Subject: Raid or Seizure

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon

(United States of America; Lebanon)

AFP (2017). U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon. The Daily Star. 4 August.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digetst. 3 August.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. New York Times. 31 July.

Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras. Ahram Online. 27 July.

Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree

(France)

Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 July.

Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.

Top collector cries foul on Nazi memorabilia trove uncovered in Buenos Aires

(Argentina)

Matt Lebovic (2017). Top collector cries foul on Nazi memorabilia trove uncovered in Buenos Aires. The Times of Israel. 5 July.

Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra

(Syria)

SANA (2017). Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra. ABNA. 1 July.

Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina

(Argentina)

Matt Novak (2017). Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina. Gizmodo. 20 June.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 June.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport. Ahram Online. 17 June.

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

(United States of America; Malaysia)

Richard C. Paddock (2017). U.S. Moves to Seize Diamonds, a Picasso and Hollywood Films in Malaysian Case. The New York Times. 16 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home

(Iraq)

G. H. Renaud (2017). Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home. K24. 6 June.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 May.

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

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

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

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 18 May.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.

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

(Palestine)

Jacob Magid (2017). Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron. The Times of Israel. 12 May.

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

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen. The Express Tribune. 10 May.

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

(Russia)

Nick Holdsworth (2017). How an art museum in Russia became the target of Kremlin police raids. Christian Science Monitor. 3 May.

Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

(Palestine; Israel)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria. Arutz Sheva. 25 April.

Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest. Hurriyet Daily News. 25 April.

Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive. Daily Sabah. 17 April.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

Neha L.M. Tripathi (2017). Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody. The Asian Age. 15 April.

Tesoros recuperados

(Peru)

Recovered Treasures

El Peruano (2017). Tesoros recuperados. El Peruano. 13 April.

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 (2017). Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.. RPP. 13 April.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 April.

Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos

(Peru)

Shrunken head and other archaeological objects recovered

La República (2017). Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos. La República. 8 April.

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

(India)

Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.

Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum. Daily Sabah. 6 April.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 27 March.

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

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.

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

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe (2017). Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport

(Egypt; Palestine; Israel)

Middle East Monitor (2017). 150 historic Palestinian coins seized in Cairo airport. Middle East Monitor. 22 March.

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

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Russia's oriental museum takes custody of Roerich paintings seized in fraud probe. TASS. 16 March.

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

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll

(Tunisia)

Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.

Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork

(Germany)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork. Artsy. 10 March.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March.

NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts

(United States of America)

Mike Leiby (2017). NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts. White Mountain Independent. 7 March.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa (2017). Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias. Noticias de Gipuzkoa. 6 March.

Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months

(India)

TNN (2017). Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months. The Times of India. 5 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

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

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

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

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang". The Daily Telegraph. 16 February.

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

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss. ArtNet News. 13 February.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

(Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 February.

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

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.

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

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.

Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán

(Mexico)

Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

Luis Fuente (2017). Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán. Milenio. 5 February.

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle

(Iraq)

Loaa Adel (2017). Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle. Iraqi News. 5 February.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

(General)

James Ratcliffe (2017). European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime. Apollo. 2 February.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

(Spain)

The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre

(Israel)

David Israel (2017). Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre. The Jewish Press. 30 January.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News (2017). Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia. Belarus News. 30 January.

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

(Iraq)

ABC Australia (2017). Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul. ABC Australia. 26 January.

SQ art squad seizes stolen Riopelle paintings

(Canada)

CTV (2017). SQ art squad seizes stolen Riopelle paintings. CTV. 25 January.

To catch a thief

(United States of America)

Bennett Hall (2017). To catch a thief. Corvallis Gazette-Time. 25 January.

Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk

(Belarus)

Belarus News (2017). Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk. Belarus News. 25 January.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 January.

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts

(Turkey)

Ihlas News Agency (2017). Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 23 January.

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

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

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

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring

(Spain)

Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.

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

(Spain)

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

La Vanguardia (2017). Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte. La Vanguardia. 22 January.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

(Egypt; Jordan)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan. Egypt Independent. 26 December.

Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize

(Nigeria)

Daily Trust (2016). Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize. Daily Trust. 21 December.

ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics

(United States of America)

Aaron Gilchrist (2016). ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics. NBC. 20 December.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid

(Ireland)

Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh (2016). Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid. Irish Examiner. 15 December.

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 (2016). Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia. Periodico el Despertar. 14 December.

ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 9 December.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 December.

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

(United States of America)

Edvard Pettersson (2016). Jho Low Family Digs in to Stop 1MDB Asset Seizure by U.S.. Bloomberg. 6 December.

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

RT (2016). Operation Mummy's Curse returns ancient artifacts including child's sarcophagus to Egypt. RT. 3 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home

(Egypt; United States of America)

Megan Gannon (2016). Stolen Mummy Hand Makes Its Way Home. Live Science. 2 December.

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

(Egypt; United States of America)

Kristin Romey (2016). U.S., Egypt Sign Agreement to Thwart Trade in Illegal Antiquities. National Geographic. 2 December.

206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district

(India)

TNN (2016). 206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district. The Times of India. 30 November.

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

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.

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

(India)

TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.

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

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.

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

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 12 November.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je (2016). 48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 November.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.

Antiquities seized

(Cyprus)

Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS (2016). Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets. KBS World. 8 November.

FBI Art Crime Unit Uncovers Stolen Treasures

(United States of America)

David Spunt (2016). FBI Art Crime Unit Uncovers Stolen Treasures. CBS. 7 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore

(India)

Tamaghna Banerjee (2016). Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore. The Times of India. 1 November.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.

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

(Israel)

Owen Jarus (2016). Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?. Live Science. 26 October.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan (2016). Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics. Caixin Online. 14 October.

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

(Italy)

Three paintings stolen from Rome in 1983 recovered: Priceless works

Roma Today (2016). Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile". Roma Today. 14 October.

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

(Greece)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News (2016). Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy. BBC News. 29 September.

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

(United States of America)

Gabriella Angeleti (2016). Antiques dealers arrested and $4.5m worth of ivory seized in New York. The Art Newspaper. 23 September.

Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap. Khmer Times. 22 September.

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

(Australia)

Ollie Gillman (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. The Daily Mail. 22 September.

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

(Italy)

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

Il Mattino (2016). Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato. Il Mattino. 13 September.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja

(Spain)

The Leader (2016). Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja. The Leader. 11 September.

500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept

(India)

G.S. Paul (2016). 500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept. Tribune India. 7 September.

11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2016). 11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey. Daily Sabah. 30 August.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella. EuroWeekly. 29 August.

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

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2016). Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol. Novinite. 25 August.

Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica

(Costa Rica)

Jamie Lopez (2016). Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica Star. 20 August.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2016). Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts. The Local. 10 August.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 August.

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

(India)

Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

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

AFP (2016). Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation. The Guardian. 23 July.

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

(Italy)

The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.

Brazil's Museum of Stolen Beauty

(Brazil)

Mac Margolis (2016). Brazil's Museum of Stolen Beauty. Bloomberg. 22 July.

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

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

Patrick Frater (2016). Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite. Variety. 21 July.

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

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

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned. The Times of India. 12 July.

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

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 12 July.

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

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN. The News Minute. 11 July.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols. The Hindu. 11 July.

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

TNN (2016). Items smuggled under guise of iron goods. The Times of India. 11 July.

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques. The Hindu. 5 July.

Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2016). Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves. Arutz Sheva. 4 July.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

(India)

Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.

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

(Libya)

The Libya Observer (2016). Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town. The Libya Observer. 24 June.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini (2016). Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained. eKathimerini. 21 June.

2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi. The Hindu. 20 June.

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

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.

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

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks. The Daily Mail. 18 June.

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones. Business Standard. 17 June.

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

(India)

K. Maniandan (2016). Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI. The Hindu. 16 June.

Catching up with a master smuggler

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Catching up with a master smuggler. The Hindu. 15 June.

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

(India)

Express News Service (2016). HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols. The New Indian Express. 15 June.

Raid in upscale Jerusalem plaza uncovers hundreds of illicitly traded relics

(Israel)

I24 News (2016). Raid in upscale Jerusalem plaza uncovers hundreds of illicitly traded relics. I24 News. 15 June.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2016). Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers. Greek Reporter. 14 June.

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

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Slot machine mobster's confiscated collection goes on show in Reggio. The Art Newspaper. 14 June.

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2016). Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring. The Times of India. 14 June.

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

(Ukraine; Italy)

Interfax (2016). Recovered Verona museum paintings put on show in Khanenko Museum in Kyiv. Interfax. 13 June.

Police discover Qadafi's looted ivory dagger in Istanbul

(Libya; Turkey; Saudi Arabia)

Yeni Şafak (2016). Police discover Qadafi's looted ivory dagger in Istanbul. Yeni Şafak. 13 June.

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

(India)

TNN (2016). Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties. The Times of India. 13 June.

Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques. EuroWeekly. 13 June.

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler

(India)

Express News Service (2016). 50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler. The New Indian Express. 12 June.

Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Yeni Şafak (2016). Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul. Yeni Şafak. 8 June.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). The American Who Rescued The Saint. Swarajya. 8 June.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.

Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ari Soffer (2016). Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car. Israel National News. 6 June.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

(India)

News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.

The feds' real-life Indiana Jones

(United States of America)

Wesley Bruer (2016). The feds' real-life Indiana Jones. WTVM. 3 June.

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

(United States of America)

Scott MacFarlane (2016). FBI's Art Crime Team Recovers Thousands of Missing Pieces of Art, Artifacts. NBC. 3 June.

More idols found in Alwarpet house

(India)

Express News Service (2016). More idols found in Alwarpet house. The New Indian Express. 3 June.

Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping. The Hindu. 2 June.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.

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

(India)

Rashmi Menon (2016). Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500. The Economic Times. 18 May.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures

(Italy)

AKI (2016). Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures. New Kerala. 13 May.

Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse

(India)

TNN (2016). Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse. The Times of India. 4 May.

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

(Italy)

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

Corriere Salentino (2016). Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie. Corriere Salentino. 29 April.

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

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 29 April.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP (2016). US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan. The Nation. 27 April.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

(Greece)

A. Makris (2016). Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million. Greek Reporter. 20 April.

Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts. BBC News. 15 April.

Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case

(Switzerland)

Jennifer Smith (2016). Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case. The Wall Street Journal. 14 April.

Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nainets (2016). Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings. Reuters. 14 April.

FBI seizes art, documents from Santa Fe dealers

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford (2016). FBI seizes art, documents from Santa Fe dealers. Santa Fe New Mexican. 13 April.

'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft

(Ireland)

BBC News (2016). 'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft. BBC News. 12 April.

Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off. Swiss Info. 11 April.

How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art

(Switzerland)

Sabine Oelze (2016). How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art. DW. 11 April.

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

(India)

Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 April.

Panchaloha idols seized

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Panchaloha idols seized. The Hans India. 3 April.

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

(United States of America)

Nigel Fardale (2016). How to track down a missing masterpiece: A former FBI agent on the stings that recovered stolen paintings. National Post. 1 April.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

World's most expensive plate seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). World's most expensive plate seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 March.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case. The New York Times. 18 March.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

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

Tom Mashberg (2016). Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling. The New York Times. 17 March.

Ancient Statue Is Seized From Manhattan Gallery

(United States of America; Afghanistan)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Ancient Statue Is Seized From Manhattan Gallery. The New York Times. 16 March.

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

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week. The New York Times. 15 March.

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

Colin Moynihan (2016). Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures. The New York Times. 11 March.

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

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2016). ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York. ICE. 11 March.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested. Murcia Today. 9 March.

Police recover school's stolen artwork

(United States of America)

Paula Ann Solis (2016). Police recover school's stolen artwork. Juneau Empire. 6 March.

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2016). Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested. Dawn. 5 March.

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

(France; Liechtenstein)

Vincent Noce (2016). French police seize painting attributed to Cranach, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein. The Art Newspaper. 4 March.

Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures

(Romania)

AFP (2016). Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures. Phys.org. 29 February.

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli

(Syria)

Syrian Radio & TV (2016). Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli. Syrian Radio & TV. 26 February.

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

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.

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

(Spain)

Biggest operation against against plundering in decades shelved after five years

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas. Ideal. 24 February.

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

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet

(Spain)

A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad (2016). Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet. La Verdad. 9 February.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon (2016). Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy. Live Science. 4 February.

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

(Turkey)

France 24 (2016). Arts: le "Picasso" saisi en Turquie serait un faux. France 24. 1 February.

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

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts (2016). Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland. The Daily Mail. 1 February.

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

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires (2016). Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva. The Telegraph. 1 February.

Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered

(United States of America)

Grant Sloan (2016). Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered. Ozarks First. 1 February.

Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler

(Australia)

Laura Armitage (2016). Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler. Heidelberg Leader. 1 February.

Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights. The Art Newspaper. 1 February.

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

(Turkey)

Emre Basaran (2016). Turkish police seize Picasso's masterpiece in anti-smuggling operation. Daily Sabah. 30 January.

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

(Spain)

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

Sevilla Directo (2016). La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi. Sevilla Directo. 27 January.

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

(Spain)

Police recover silver chalice stolen from a Zamora church

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora. La Opinión de Zamora. 27 January.

Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona

(Italy)

Stolen paintings recovered by the Carabinieri Heritage Unit in Ancona

ETV Marche (2016). Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona. ETV Marche. 20 January.

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

(Spain)

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

José Ramón Villalba (2016). Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones. Ideal. 20 January.

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

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship. The Independent. 16 January.

Confiscated Edward Snowden Bust to Resurface at Brooklyn Museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Confiscated Edward Snowden Bust to Resurface at Brooklyn Museum. ArtNet News. 13 January.

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

(Spain)

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

Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.

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

(Italy)

Sylvia Poggioli (2016). For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works. NPR. 11 January.

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu. Ahram Online. 31 December.

Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

The Maritime Executive (2015). Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession. The Maritime Executive. 29 December.

Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Ya Libnan (2015). Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures. Ya Libnan. 28 December.

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

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship. Greek Reporter. 24 December.

Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Andria Kades (2015). Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2015). Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board. Business Recorder. 23 December.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2015). Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m. Daily Times. 23 December.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años

(Mexico)

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

José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez (2015). Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años. Yancuic. 19 December.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England. Novinite. 14 December.

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

(United States of America)

Pat Reavy (2015). Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid. Deseret News. 11 December.

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

(Canada)

Brett Ruskin (2015). Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver. CBC. 27 November.

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

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2015). Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China. The Siberian Times. 25 November.

Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey

(Turkey; Syria)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 25 November.

Hamas Seizes Chest of Ancient Gold Coins Accidentally Discovered in Gaza

(Palestine)

David Daoud (2015). Hamas Seizes Chest of Ancient Gold Coins Accidentally Discovered in Gaza. The Algemeiner. 23 November.

Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea

(Spain)

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

Lukor (2015). Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea. Lukor. 23 November.

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

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.

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

(United States of America)

Richard Valdmanis (2015). U.S. agents recover N.C. Wyeth paintings stolen in Maine. Reuters. 19 November.

Antique statuette seized at Aswan railway station

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Antique statuette seized at Aswan railway station. The Cairo Post. 13 November.

Illegal digs unearth mosaics

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Illegal digs unearth mosaics. Hurriyet Daily News. 9 November.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

Hayat Norimine (2015). Here's what we know about Daesh's antiquities department. Albawaba. 8 November.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama (2015). MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government. Bernama. 6 November.

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

(Egypt; Thailand)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand. Ahram Online. 5 November.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.

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

(United States of America)

Ryan Pfeffer (2015). Police Reportedly Seize Items From Lil Wayne's Art Collection in Raid. Miami New Times. 4 November.

Gilded Bible seized in Tokat

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Gilded Bible seized in Tokat. Hurriyet Daily News. 27 October.

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

(Argentina)

Bronze bell from the church of Cabalango found in Colinas

El Diario Carlos Paz (2015). Encontraron en Colinas la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango. El Diario Carlos Paz. 27 October.

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 (2015). EE.UU. devolvió al Perú 25 piezas arqueológicas sustraídas. El Comercio. 23 October.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group. Novinite. 15 October.

Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

The Cairo Post (2015). Customs officials foil attempt to smuggle rare manuscripts to Qatar. The Cairo Post. 14 October.

Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2015). Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities. eKathimerini. 13 October.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

ISIS Raid Netted Stolen Treasure Trove of Ancient Artifacts

(Syria)

Christopher Dickey (2015). ISIS Raid Netted Stolen Treasure Trove of Ancient Artifacts. The Daily Beast. 30 September.

Man arrested with antiquities

(Cyprus)

In Cyprus (2015). Man arrested with antiquities. In Cyprus. 26 September.

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

(France)

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

Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.

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

(United States of America)

Louis Sahagun (2015). Ancient artifacts yield a modern dilemma: What can be collected legally?. Los Angeles Times. 12 September.

Canada returns seized Phoenician artifact to Lebanon

(Lebanon; Canada)

Dean Beeby (2015). Canada returns seized Phoenician artifact to Lebanon. CBC. 5 September.

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

(Libya; United Kingdom)

David Mercer (2015). £1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'. The Independent. 2 September.

More than 3,000 artifacts seized in Istanbul raid

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2015). More than 3,000 artifacts seized in Istanbul raid. Daily Sabah. 1 September.

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

(France)

Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol (2015). Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église. Ariege News. 31 August.

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

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.

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

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Larson (2015). Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture; new collaboration tackles problem. Lake County News. 26 August.

Native American artifacts found in van

(United States of America)

Berenice Quirino (2015). Native American artifacts found in van. Lake County Record-Bee. 25 August.

Inside the Stephen Reed scandal

(United States of America)

Brad Bumsted (2015). Inside the Stephen Reed scandal. TribLive. 22 August.

Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins

(Turkey; Syria)

Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 August.

Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000

(Russia)

News.Az (2015). Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000. News.Az. 19 August.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

(India)

Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.

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

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership

(Spain; France; United States of America)

Marlon Ramtahal (2015). Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership. NBC. 12 August.

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

(China)

Naomi Ng (2015). Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house. South China Morning Post. 6 August.

Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books. Ahram Online. 4 August.

€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban

(Spain)

Kim Willsher (2015). €25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban. The Guardian. 4 August.

'Unique' arrows discovered in stolen SUV

(Canada)

Laura Fraser (2015). 'Unique' arrows discovered in stolen SUV. Herald News. 1 August.

Carson man pleads guilty in case of stolen antiques

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford (2015). Carson man pleads guilty in case of stolen antiques. The Taos News. 24 July.

Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption

(United States of America)

Alan Binder (2015). Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption. Sentinel Republic. 24 July.

Cajamarca: Police seize Pre-Inca blankets

(Peru)

Hillary Ojeda (2015). Cajamarca: Police seize Pre-Inca blankets. Peru This Week. 23 July.

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

(India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation. The New York Times. 23 July.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.

Stolen painting found after 19 years

(Czech Republic)

Raymond Johnston (2015). Stolen painting found after 19 years. Prague Post. 22 July.

PGR rescata piezas mayas

(Mexico)

PGR rescues Maya artefacts

La Verdad (2015). PGR rescata piezas mayas. La Verdad. 21 July.

Artifact smuggling, recovery both on the rise

(Turkey)

Ahmet Topal (2015). Artifact smuggling, recovery both on the rise. Daily Sabah. 21 July.

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

(United States of America)

Scott Dolan (2015). Records detail arrests, pursuit of N.C. Wyeth art stolen in Maine. Portland Press Herald. 16 July.

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

(Egypt)

Interpol (2015). Egyptian authorities seize guns, drugs and stolen art in operation targeting illicit goods. Interpol. 13 July.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas

(Spain)

Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja (2015). Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas. La Rioja. 10 July.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

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

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). 35 Greco-Roman artifacts seized in illicit digging attempt in Alexandria. The Cairo Post. 8 July.

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

(Germany)

Melanie Hall (2015). Second World War tank and anti-aircraft gun found hidden in basement of villa in Germany. The Telegraph. 3 July.

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

(China)

Ellis Liang (2015). Chinese man fights for return of 100 million yuan in seized antiques, ancient artefacts. South China Morning Post. 1 July.

Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities

(Egypt)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities. The Cairo Post. 21 June.

«Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο

(Greece)

Kalymnos "Museum" hid 65 looted antiquities

In.gr (2015). «Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο. In.gr. 20 June.

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

(Italy)

Frank Viviano (2015). Italy's Artifacts Police Wage Global War, Recover 137,000 Objects. National Geographic. 19 June.

Police recover painting looted by Nazis

(Italy; Poland)

ANSA (2015). Police recover painting looted by Nazis. ANSA. 19 June.

Pretendía vender por Internet 187 piezas arqueológicas

(Spain)

Attempt to sell 187 archaeological objects on the internet

La Opinión de Murcia (2015). Pretendía vender por Internet 187 piezas arqueológicas. La Opinión de Murcia. 17 June.

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

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2015). Sofia Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle out ancient coins in routers. The Sofia Globe. 12 June.

Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage

(Lebanon)

Elise Knutson (2015). Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage. The Daily Star. 12 June.

Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria

(Finland)

YLE (2015). Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria. YLE. 9 June.

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

(Finland)

Umberto Bacchi (2015). Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief. International Business Times. 9 June.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE (2015). Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia. YLE. 5 June.

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

(United States of America)

Jason Felch (2015). Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.

Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland. Ahram Online. 1 June.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle 135 Islamic artifacts

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle 135 Islamic artifacts. The Cairo Post. 30 May.

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

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2015). Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 29 May.

25 Looted Artifacts Return to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Elizabetta Povoledo (2015). 25 Looted Artifacts Return to Italy. The New York Times. 26 May.

Hitler's horse sculptures found by German police

(Germany)

Associated Press (2015). Hitler's horse sculptures found by German police. The Telegraph. 21 May.

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

(India)

TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.

Syrian authorities seize 6,000 looted antiquities

(Syria; Lebanon)

Associated Press (2015). Syrian authorities seize 6,000 looted antiquities. The Times of Israel. 9 May.

Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Bill Tanner (2015). Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches. Hereford Times. 7 May.

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

(Italy)

Steve Scherer (2015). Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker. Reuters. 27 March.

Man at center of FBI artifacts raid dies

(United States of America)

Jill Disis (2015). Man at center of FBI artifacts raid dies. IndyStar. 26 March.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2015). Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts. The Sofia Globe. 24 March.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India (2015). ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada. Business Standard. 24 March.

Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2015). Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 8 January.

Antiquities seized in Rusaifa

(Jordan)

YK (2014). Antiquities seized in Rusaifa. Petra. 2 December.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports. Bangkok Post. 29 November.

Policía recupera 31 piezas arqueológicas en casona de Túcume

(Peru)

Police recover 31 antiquities in a Túcume house

El Comercio (2014). Policía recupera 31 piezas arqueológicas en casona de Túcume. El Comercio. 23 October.

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

(United States of America)

Sally Ho (2014). Cops: Cache of stolen goods, including high-end art found in Chicago home. The Chicago Tribune. 3 October.

The man who stole India's past

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.

Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt

(United Kingdom)

Sky News (2014). Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt. Sky News. 7 August.

Priceless gem recovered

(Sri Lanka)

Percey Kuruneru (2014). Priceless gem recovered. The Island. 3 August.

Huge Black Market in Native Relics Slowed by FBI Seizures

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember (2014). Huge Black Market in Native Relics Slowed by FBI Seizures. Indian Country Today. 7 July.

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

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid (2014). China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins. Dawn. 2 June.

Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang. Arahm Online. 12 April.

FBI doesn't take all items from massive collection

(United States of America)

Donald Miller (2014). FBI doesn't take all items from massive collection. RTV6. 9 April.

FBI seizes Native American, other artifacts at rural Indiana home

(United States of America)

CBS (2014). FBI seizes Native American, other artifacts at rural Indiana home. CBS. 2 April.

Authorities Confiscate Archaeological Pieces from Cusco Stores

(Peru)

Peruvian Times (2014). Authorities Confiscate Archaeological Pieces from Cusco Stores. Peruvian Times. 28 March.

Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra

(Syria)

FNA (2014). Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra. Fars News Agencys. 10 March.

Cambodian relics 'found in New York'

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Stuart White (2014). Cambodian relics 'found in New York'. The Phnom Penh Post. 7 March.

Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities

(United States of America)

AFA News (2014). Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities. AFA News. 6 March.

German Couple Suspected of Holding Stolen Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Abed Alloush (2013). German Couple Suspected of Holding Stolen Greek Antiquities. Greek Reporter. 6 November.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.

A Tougher Policy On Art Imports?

(United States of America; Peru)

Eva Hoffman (1981). A Tougher Policy On Art Imports?. The New York Times. 6 September.