Six men arrested for trying to sell fake statues as originals

Jordan

Published: 2018-07-09 17:08

Last Updated: 2018-07-09 17:37


Some of the statues the gang tried to sell off as originals. (Roya)
Some of the statues the gang tried to sell off as originals. (Roya)
Roya News Source

A security team at the Preventative Security Department in north Amman arrested six dealers on Monday, after they tried to sell 17 fake statues as originals for JD 300,000.

The team made the arrest after receiving a tip about the art gang, closely investigating them and, eventually, finding their whereabouts.

A security source said that the gang members were arrested after being set up by the security team.

After seizing the statues, the Department of Antiquities was able to study the cast figures and verify that they are of no historical value.