Stolen artifacts on their way to Europe

17 Sep 2013 7:47 AM | Anonymous

Stolen artifacts on their
way to Europe

Slack: A security official patrols the National Museum building in Jakarta on Monday. Several pieces of historic gold artifacts were stolen from the poorly-guarded museum recently. The stolen items were believed to be in Singapore and they could be moved to Europe, the experts said. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama
Slack: A security official patrols the National Museum building in Jakarta on Monday. Several pieces of historic gold artifacts were stolen from the poorly-guarded museum recently. The stolen items were believed to be in Singapore and they could be moved to Europe, the experts said. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama



As the police fumble in their response to the burglary at the National Museum, the four gold artifacts stolen last week may be in Singapore on a stopover before heading to Europe by the end of this month.

The Cultural Heritage Advocacy Society, a museum watch organization, said that its sources had confirmed that Europe would be the final destination for the stolen artifacts.

“Europe could be the destination for these thieves to sell the artifacts,” the society’s coordinator, Johannes Marbun, said on Monday.

 

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