Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading


Four people were arrested Wednesday for illegally trading in antiquities and drug smuggling in a police sting operation in various parts of Attica.

Police said one of the suspects, a 52-year-old, was collared in a central Athens hotel as he tried to complete the sale of ancient artifacts for a price of 200,000 euros to another individual.

His accomplice, a 68-year-old waiting outside the hotel in a car, was also detained.

The third suspect, a 71-year-old man who supplied the objects to the 52-year-old earlier in the day, was also nabbed, as was a 61-year-old woman.