Bulgaria's special police unit combating organized crime busted Thursday a channel for smuggling antiques in five Bulgarian cities.
The seized antiques amount more than BGN 10 M.
Thirteen people were arrested in the police raid that took place from October 22 to 24, among them a well-known businessman from the city of Pazardzhik.
The police seized hundreds of kilos of antique coins, jewellery, agriculture tools, arrow gads and even parts of chariots.
The antiquities were exported to Western Europe and the USA.