Abu Dhabi foils bid to sell fake antiquesApril 9th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 9 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi police have foiled an attempt to sell fake pre-Islamic era antiques worth 3.2 million dirhams (about $870,000), an official said.
Two people were caught while trying to sell two pieces of fake antiques, claiming the articles dated back to 500 B.C., said Brig. Hamad Ahmed Al Hamadi, director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Test results showed the pieces were fake, he added.
He said the UAE is committed to ban trading and smuggling of antiques.
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