More than 19,000 archaeological artefacts and other artworks have been recovered as part of a global operation spanning 103 countries and focusing on the dismantlement of international networks of art and antiquities traffickers.
101 suspects have been arrested, and 300 investigations opened as part of this coordinated crackdown. The criminal networks handled archaeological goods and artwork looted from war-stricken countries, as well as works stolen from museums and archaeological sites.
During what was called a ‘cyber patrol week’ and under the leadership of the @_Carabinieri_ , police and customs experts mapped active targets and developed intelligence packages.
👉 8,670 cultural objects for online sale were seized.
— INTERPOL (@INTERPOL_HQ) May 6, 2020