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Cretan relic hunter nabbed

A resident of Hania, Crete, who handed a bag of human bones to local police after apparently discovering them while out searching for World War II relics was arrested when officers found a stash of weapons at his home. The 27-year-old’s house was searched after he presented some human remains to the officers at the Nea Kydonia police station. The man, who has not been named, said that he uncovered the bones in the Maleme area. «It is likely that these are the remains of a high-profile figure who took part in the Battle of Crete,» the police said in a statement. «But the bones have to be sent to the University of Athens Anthropology Center for further examination.» Officers found several machine guns, submachine guns, rifles, dozens of bullets and other items the suspect said he uncovered using a metal detector. However, as he did not have a firearms license, he was taken into custody.