Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece


Six people were arrested on Wednesday for conducting illegal excavations in search of antiquities under the ground floor of a listed building in the town of Veria, northern Greece.

The suspects – four Greeks, aged 68, 42, 38 and 32, and two foreign nationals, aged 33 and 31 – were collared during a raid by police at the building which is located in the town’s historic quarter.

Among the many items seized were a metal detector, a small crane, a wide range of excavating tools, a gas mask, a tether strap, gloves, flashlights and an intercom system.