Three arrests in southern Greece over illegal possession of antiquities


Three people were arrested on Friday in the town of Kyparissia in the western Peloponnese and charged with illegal possession of antiquities.

Police said they received a tip-off that the three suspects, aged 39, 41 and 61, were planning the sale of around a dozen ancient amphorae and other vessels that served as funeral offerings in Mycenaean-era graves.

The suspects were to face a prosecutor on charges of violating antiquities laws while the seized items are to be taken to the Archaeological Museum of Messinia.