Six arrested in Mani after illegally diving for antiquities

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Greek coast guards have reported the arrest of six Greeks on suspicion of illegally diving for underwater antiquities off the coast of Mani near Gythio. The arrests were made following a tip-off that six individuals were searching for ancient artifacts around a sunken Roman shipwreck at Limeni.

The coast guards are said to have found six Greek men aged between 34 and 50 years of age in a car. After searching the car, they found scuba diving gear and archaeological artifacts that will be sent for evaluation to the Underwater Antiquities Ephorate.

The six suspects were led before a public prosecutor and charged with violating laws on the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage, while their diving equipment was confiscated.

GCT Team

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