US tourist who says he picked up stones on Turkish beach faces smuggling charges

17 Apr 2013 4:47 PM | Anonymous

US tourist who says he picked up stones on Turkish beach faces smuggling charges

By Associated Press, Apr 17, 2013 04:46 PM EDT

AP ANKARA, Turkey undefined An American tourist who collected stones during a six-day beach holiday with his wife was briefly detained in Turkey and faces trial for attempting to smuggle historical artifacts, he said on Wednesday.

Jason Dement was taken into custody by security officials at Antalya airport, near Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, on Sunday because two of the pieces inside a bag of stones appeared to be artifacts. On Monday, a court released him from custody but barred him from leaving Turkey.

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