SMUGGLING ANTIQUITIES IN PAKISTAN
A huge cache of antiquities was uncovered by officials of the Drug Enforcement Cell of the Preventive Collectorate of the Pakistan Customs last week. The consignment included 625 (!!) antiquities hidden in 376 packages that were stored in 23 wooden boxes.
Once inspected by experts from archaeology and museum departments, the items were verified as coming from various eras including the pre-historic period, the Indus civilization, Gandhara civilization, Islamic era and even from British rule in the sub-continent. They are worth millions of dollars.