Smuggler detained with historical artifacts
HERAT CITY (PAN): Security forces arrested a man on Saturday on the charge of smuggling nine historical artifacts in western Herat province, an official said.
The man was arrested in a hotel in the first police district of Herat City, the western zone police spokesman, Col. Abdul Rauf, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the detainee, a resident of neighbouring Ghor province, had brought the artifacts to Herat for sale.
Some days ago, Ghor officials complained historical sites in the province were being illegally excavated by local warlords and commanders.
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