Balkans police co-operate to suppress theft of icons, cultural heritage

29 Jan 2014 12:20 PM | Anonymous

Balkans police co-operate to suppress theft of icons, cultural heritage

28/01/2014

A successful operation by Albanian police is the first case of finding Macedonian icons believed to have been stolen by organised crime networks.

By Marina Stojanovska for Southeast European Times in Skopje

 

Albanian police in co-operation with Interpol discovered a treasure trove of stolen art, among which were 20 medieval icons and other historical artefacts, marking a significant victory in the fight against organised crime.

Police said they arrested two people and found 1,077 items, among which were 299 icons, 522 bronze paintings, and 322 other artefacts stolen primarily in Macedonia, but also in Albania.

 

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2014/01/28/feature-02

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