Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

25 Jan 2016 8:33 AM | Anonymous

Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

Greece is being used as a passage to export illegal antiquities from war-torn Syria and Iraq into the West, experts warn amid reports of a clandestine police operation to net a Syrian suspect.

“Greece is a transit country for migrants and refugees and thus it is likely that antiquities from Syria and Iraq are being smuggled through the country,” according to Lynda Albertson, CEO of the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art. 

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