Cyprus returns three smuggled ancient pieces of jewellery to Bulgaria

Cyprus returns three smuggled ancient pieces of jewellery to Bulgaria

The Director of the Antiquities Department handed over on December 18 to the Ambassador of Bulgaria in Cyprus three ancient pieces of jewellery, part of Bulgaria`s cultural heritage.

According to a press release issued by the Customs Department, the jewellery were handed over during a ceremony held as the Cyprus Museum, at the presence of the Customs Department`s officers and a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As it is noted, the items were smuggled to Cyprus through the post in 2006 and were withheld at the Customs Authorities in the framework of the implementation of the legislation of tracing and returning cultural items smuggled to an EU member state.

As it is noted, to this end the Customs Department cooperated with the Antiquities Department and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY