Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

Greek Coast Guard handout photo.

TAGS: Crime

A 48-year-old truck driver was arrested on Wednesday at Patra port in western Greece after being found in possession of two illegally obtained ancient amphorae just before he was about embark on a ship heading to Italy.

Port authorities found the amphorae concealed in an electrical appliance package and said they were conducting a wider investigation.