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Man arrested for selling artefacts


[2/11/2019 6:05:05 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Central Amman Preventive Security Department personnel arrested a suspect who was found in possession of a head of a granite statue and some143 artefacts, the Public Security Department (PSD) said Monday.

In a statement, spokesperson of the PSD Lt. Colonel. Amer Sartawi said officers responded to a tip-off about a man who showcased artefacts for sale for a large sums of money.

PSD personnel ambushed the suspect in Downtown Amman, while trying to sell some 143 pieces of artefacts and a head of granite statue .

An investigation was initiated and the seized items were sent to antiquities' experts to judge the authenticity and historic value of the artefacts, the spokesperson added.

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