Authorities arrest police officer for possessing artifacts

A police officer and two others with three statues in their possession have been arrested.

A security source said they were apprehended on Wahat Road, in 6th of October City in Giza, when a police ambush stopped their car for inspection.
"The three artifacts are of the head of the pharaonic queen Nefertiti. One is 7cm long, and the other two measure 15cm. They are suspected to be antiquities," said the source.
He added that the suspects confessed that they intended to sell the pieces.
A police report was filed and the appropriate authorities notified to examine the statues.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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